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#11676594 - 06/19/16 03:59 PM Landing Net ?
taterpop Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/30/13
Posts: 749
Do any of you use the long handle dip/landing nets I saw some on Ebay. If you have one tell me about it before I roll the dice and try one.

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#11676603 - 06/19/16 04:09 PM Re: Landing Net ? [Re: taterpop]
feagins28 Offline
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Registered: 03/14/14
Posts: 96
I use a pretty long handled net when I fish out of my kayak because it makes it easier to land the fish, but when fishing from the bank nets aren't normally needed. They can be very helpful when fishing from a boat and I don't regret the investment one bit.

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#11676623 - 06/19/16 04:23 PM Re: Landing Net ? [Re: taterpop]
Ken Gaby Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/08/07
Posts: 2529
Loc: Belton, TX
A long telescoping net handle is great for the boat. One consideration is storage of the net.
The EGO and Frabill are both good nets. Also consider that once the handle is extended, those rubberized nets get rather heavy on a long handle. I like the find mesh net as it weighs less. The longer handle helps reach the fish without having to play the fish right next to the boat. You're usually standing up on the front deck of the boat and it's a long reach to the water from that height. Short handle nets mean you have to get down on your knees to reach out to the fish. Using those 8 ft crappie rods also puts the fish farther from the boat. My 2cents
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#11676842 - 06/19/16 07:02 PM Re: Landing Net ? [Re: taterpop]
Gamblinman Offline
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Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 2325
Loc: Yantis, TX
The telescoping nets are great for spider rigging to keep fish from tangling in the other lines, but it really takes 2 hands to handle one, so if you fish by yourself, keep a shorter net on board.

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#11677206 - 06/19/16 10:28 PM Re: Landing Net ? [Re: taterpop]
taterpop Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/30/13
Posts: 749
Thanks for your honest answers to my question.I do fish some by myself but alot with my wife that means landing her fish and that crappie rod sometimes takes a beating getting the bigger ones in.

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#11677232 - 06/19/16 10:53 PM Re: Landing Net ? [Re: taterpop]
bronco71 Online   content
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Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 1069
Loc: Farmers Branch/Sulphur Bluff
I like the Frabill that folds up for storage, plus they have a paddle attachment that replaces the net for emergency use....

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