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    Default River net

    Hi folks,

    After looking through all of the stuff I usually carry when going fishing, Iím doing my best to cut down and start travelling light.

    Always fished stillwaters but this year Iíve decided to make more effort in rivers. So basically, Iím looking for a smaller net, something lighter that could also maybe attached to the d ring on my jacket, but wonít get in the way.

    Iíve seen some smaller wooden nets, some with net and some with more of a rubber material. Just looking for some recommendations. These nets can be found cheap on eBay but not wanting one that will just fall apart.

    Cheers for any recommendations

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    If you can afford one buy a Brodin. I prefer soft black net bags to the clear rubber “ghost bags “, but that’s down to personal choice . If you want a budget option, the Leeda scoop net at around £15 does everything you need and comes with a built in magnet and clip . I’ve got both, they both do the job, I like the Brodin Galletin best as the fish lay nice and straight in it
    Last edited by haggstock; 13-02-2018 at 09:48 PM.

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    Default Re: River net

    PM Rover on here, he will make you one,outstanding work and to your own specifications.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haggstock View Post
    If you can afford one buy a Brodin. I prefer soft black net bags to the clear rubber ďghost bags ď, but thatís down to personal choice . If you want a budget option, the Leeda scoop net at around £15 does everything you need and comes with a built in magnet and clip . Iíve got both, they both do the job, I like the Brodin Galletin best as the fish lay nice and straight in it
    I bought a Leeda scoop net at the Flyfair on Sunday.
    What is the preferred way of attaching it to the back of your waistcoat?
    It seems OK to pull the magnet apart but how do you relocate it between your shoulder blades?

    Rusty

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    If you want to hang it from the back buy another two part magnet and a cheap £1 carabiner clip . One part of the magnet is fastened to the FRONT of the net with a cable tie . The other part hangs on the carabiner clip , which you then clip to the back of your vest . Just wave it around over your back and you will make a connection. I'll post a photo when I go up to the garage later this morning...... please remember to make sure there is always a bit of shock cord or similar attaching the net to you, I found my Leeda floating in the river because it's first owner didn't


    First picture : Leeda, eBay magnet , clip and shock cord . This is my "Loaner Net " . You don't even notice carrying this on your back it's so light .
    River net-img_1366-jpg

    River net-img_1367-jpg

    And then on a new Brodin net , using a bit of webbing as it just seemed wrong to use a cable tie on the nice wood . The webbing is cut then sealed with a lighter, the holes in it are produced by heating a drill bit with a blowtorch then twiddling it through , sealing the hole as it goes The magnet is a heavier Hardy Greys . Webbing and Shock elastic from Go Outdoors , The crimps are heavy sea gear. Again a Go Outdoors £1 clip. I've used this setup without problems for 6 or 7 years on another Brodin that goes out every trip .

    River net-img_1368-jpg
    Last edited by haggstock; 15-02-2018 at 11:03 AM.

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    Hi, I saw this a week or two ago.


    Green Burl Waist Net - Chalk Fly Fishing

    They do them in a green or brown and I reckon they look quality for the money. I have no connection with the company and was just a follow on, on Twitter that I saw this.
    I use Brodin nets myself.
    J

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    Default Re: River net

    Thanks for the useful reply.
    If I use the existing magnet the net will hang from the handle. Would that be a problem? I will need to buy a carabiner as the one I have is too large.
    The idea of keeping the net on some kind of restraint is a good one that I shall adopt.
    Regards
    Rusty

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty View Post
    If I use the existing magnet the net will hang from the handle. Would that be a problem?
    The mesh hangs down and is prone to tangling with bramble etc, it also makes the net more awkward to grab when you need to net a fish.

    Irritations not problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty View Post
    Thanks for the useful reply.
    If I use the existing magnet the net will hang from the handle. Would that be a problem? I will need to buy a carabiner as the one I have is too large.
    The idea of keeping the net on some kind of restraint is a good one that I shall adopt.
    Regards
    Rusty
    The handle magnet is fine if you wear it on your hip hanging down . On your back , handle down is easier, as at the time you need to grab it your other hand will have a bent rod in it

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