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#11245439 - 11/25/15 10:26 PM Best net
West Texas FX Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/13/14
Posts: 85
Loc: Midland, Tx
May fish some charity tournaments this coming year and Would like opinions on what you guys think is the best net? Never had one, but I am told they are a must have for tournaments?

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#11245537 - 11/26/15 12:29 AM Re: Best net [Re: West Texas FX]
David Burton Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/14/11
Posts: 1830
Loc: McKinney, TX
Get one with a thick mesh rubber netting. It is faster to get the hook free. Get the largest net that will easily stow in your boat. Make sure the length is long enough to dip in the water without leaning too far. Extendable handles are nice...

Frabill is a good brand (if not a bit expensive).

There are knock-offs that work pretty good...

EDIT:
This is the economy model I use, and I can vouch that it will float for a short time, but long enough to recover if you are quick!
http://www.basspro.com/Bass-Pro-Shops-Go...OSSSELL_PRODUCT

I like a deeper squared bottom (Conservation Series).



Edited by David Burton (11/26/15 12:32 AM)
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#11245596 - 11/26/15 05:22 AM Re: Best net [Re: West Texas FX]
Fishspanker Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 6850
Loc: Island of Jeff (Humble)
Ego nets are nice. Go with the deep rubber basket. Makes getting the crank bait out much easier.

Tacklewarehouse has them. They should be 20% off on Friday.

I had the S2 Slider . It was nice but the handle just didn't hold up. Now I just have the standard one. They claim to have made the Slider handle 2X as strong. I might have to get another to try.


Edited by Fishspanker (11/26/15 05:31 AM)
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#11246382 - 11/26/15 01:51 PM Re: Best net [Re: West Texas FX]
chas1 Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/01/06
Posts: 359
Loc: Stephenville tx.
Thumb and forefinger will always work

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#11247568 - 11/26/15 11:17 PM Re: Best net [Re: West Texas FX]
Brian McCarty Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 05/28/03
Posts: 5580
Loc: Dallas, TX
I really like the Frabill Hibernet.

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