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Hey there friends, I have been looking for a good trout net for a while. My experience is that they are really over priced, or that the cheaper ones, are crappy. I love the wooden look with rubber but still hadn't found what I really want.

What do you look for as the best features in a net and what is one feature that you can't live without?

I like this one but haven't been able to commit yet as I'm guessing it is crap.

SF Fly Fishing Landing Rubber Trout Catch and Release Net https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H6IQP9O/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_Rvo9ub0KNCMDW
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H6IQP9O/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_Rvo9ub0KNCMDW

Love to hear some opinions.


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I personally don't care for mass produced wooden nets. They're overly heavy for their size and the attention to detail isn't sufficient for me to feel like they're truly nice to look at. However, I'm also too cheap to pay for a really nice hand made wooden net, so I find myself fishing with one of these: http://www.amazon.com/Frabill-Trout-Net-15-Inch/dp/B001FTOPRE

Inexpensive, light, deep, rubberized net, can't ask for much more than that at this price point.
 

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My .02 on the matter of nets. I have a low to mid range rubber net and a cheap WalMart net that has the fine mesh knot-less (fish friendly) cloth basket. The rubber net works great for holding most fish that I catch, but it does not have as deep of a basket as the cheap cloth one. The hooks come right out of the rubber net, on the cloth one they almost always end up hooked in the net, but if the barbs are crimped it is usually no trouble to remove them. The wooden net is considerably heavier than the cheaper cloth and aluminum one. I have been carrying the wood/rubber one in over the cloth/aluminum one because it looks better in my opinion, but since I usually wet my hand and pick up trout, unless they are big, I may go back to the lighter weight cheap net.

Just my observations, probably not much help in answering your question,

come out this way and do some fishing with me you can try out both of them.

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Hey there friends, I have been looking for a good trout net for a while. My experience is that they are really over priced, or that the cheaper ones, are crappy. I love the wooden look with rubber but still hadn't found what I really want.

What do you look for as the best features in a net and what is one feature that you can't live without?

I like this one but haven't been able to commit yet as I'm guessing it is crap.

SF Fly Fishing Landing Rubber Trout Catch and Release Net https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H6IQP9O/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_Rvo9ub0KNCMDW
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H6IQP9O/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_Rvo9ub0KNCMDW

Love to hear some opinions.


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I think the net in the link you posted may be the exact net I've got and have used exclusively. I've never had a problem with it....I've seen a couple times where I wished it had a longer handle though.
 

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I bought one from Carolina Mtn Sports for around the same price and I've been happy with it. The rubber isn't stiff like the cheaper Dicks Sporting Good rubber nets. It's definitely not as soft as the Brodin Ghost net but you have to consider it's less than half the price. It's very sturdy and does the job. I find though I fish less and less with a net. It's just another hunk of gear to carry around.

The best thing by far about a rubber net besides the less harm it does to fish is when your hooks get stuck in it they come right out. If you have a mesh material net you have to **** near cut a hole in the thing to get them out. Even ones that you've smashed the barb down on.
 
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