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Gurth  
#131 Posted : Monday, June 19, 2017 9:41:36 AM(UTC)
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What is that, a musky net?

Laugh

Nice fish.

Smile
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William Schlafer  
#132 Posted : Monday, June 19, 2017 10:50:39 AM(UTC)
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WI-fly wrote:
My Fathers Day gift was a new net after losing my net on opening day. I love the net, but it sure makes my fish look small. :)
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Nice! Give us a full review on that Fishpond net. Is it heavy? Is the frame composite or plastic? Dimensions?


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William Schlafer  
#133 Posted : Monday, June 19, 2017 10:54:32 AM(UTC)
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My son Gavin on a beautiful chunk of water as the day came to an end.

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Really nice photo!


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WI-fly  
#134 Posted : Monday, June 19, 2017 12:13:34 PM(UTC)
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Gurth wrote:
What is that, a musky net?

Laugh

Nice fish.

Smile


That's what I was thinking, built for Muskies.

More details about the net...
- Nomad series from Fishpond
- This is the series, but I bought the brown trout pattern from the Driftless Angler fly shop.
- Made out of fiberglass and carbon fiber, which I'm sure will annoy the "purists" we have discussed before. Very light net.
- Basket is 17.5" and the whole thing is about 25"
- The basket is pretty deep so should be good for scooping up those monster browns I never catch.
- The net also floats, but hopefully I don't have to test that and see it float away.
- After losing my last net somewhere on Coon Creek, I'm doubly careful with this one and will add some zip ties to the attaching points on the magnet holder I use.
- Gift from my kids for Fathers Day. The one it replaces was a birthday gift from the kids when I first started fly fishing about 8 years ago.
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William Schlafer  
#135 Posted : Monday, June 19, 2017 12:26:48 PM(UTC)
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WI-fly wrote:
After losing my last net somewhere on Coon Creek, I'm doubly careful with this one and will add some zip ties to the attaching points on the magnet holder I use.


Get yourself one of these: Rose Creek Net Release.

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This thing has worked flawlessly for five seasons now of heavy use and shows little sign of wear.


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Gurth  
#136 Posted : Monday, June 19, 2017 12:34:35 PM(UTC)
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Does that release easily when you have to use it and hold otherwise?
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William Schlafer  
#137 Posted : Monday, June 19, 2017 3:37:22 PM(UTC)
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Gurth wrote:
Bill

Does that release easily when you have to use it and hold otherwise?


Yes. A quick jerk and it comes off the clip. Ive only had it come off accidentally after a fall. Highly recommended.

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NE IA Drifter  
#138 Posted : Monday, June 19, 2017 7:42:46 PM(UTC)
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WI-fly wrote:
Gurth wrote:
What is that, a musky net?

Laugh

Nice fish.

Smile


That's what I was thinking, built for Muskies.

More details about the net...
- Nomad series from Fishpond
- This is the series, but I bought the brown trout pattern from the Driftless Angler fly shop.
- Made out of fiberglass and carbon fiber, which I'm sure will annoy the "purists" we have discussed before. Very light net.
- Basket is 17.5" and the whole thing is about 25"
- The basket is pretty deep so should be good for scooping up those monster browns I never catch.
- The net also floats, but hopefully I don't have to test that and see it float away.
- After losing my last net somewhere on Coon Creek, I'm doubly careful with this one and will add some zip ties to the attaching points on the magnet holder I use.
- Gift from my kids for Fathers Day. The one it replaces was a birthday gift from the kids when I first started fly fishing about 8 years ago.

I got the same style net a few yrs ago. Really like it but my one complaint is the finish comes off somewhat easily... somewhat expected but would have liked to see it stay a little longer...
Gurth  
#139 Posted : Monday, June 26, 2017 7:08:22 PM(UTC)
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A Rainbrown?

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Laugh


I realize this is a brownie, but the magenta stripe (doesn't show well in photo) threw me when I first lifted this little one. Had to double take that it wasn't a bow.

Don't remember seeing that before although I've caught very few this small/young.

Edited by user Monday, June 26, 2017 7:16:10 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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Gurth  
#140 Posted : Monday, June 26, 2017 7:27:07 PM(UTC)
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Okay... upon further review...

This should be a brown as no bows are stocked in this watershed and haven't been for years (a decade?).

But I have photos of 5 (ish) other tiny browns and none of them have the pink stripe.

Edited by user Monday, June 26, 2017 8:04:42 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Your mother had a tongue like a trout!
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