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Offline Rasmateo

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Nets
« on: July 01, 2016, 04:58 PM »
I used to have a net, hardly used it but I can't seem to find it. I was totally ignorant of dfg regulation of having a net. Fortunately, I've never got a ticket. Anyways, what type of net/brand do you guys use?



Offline JohnTheFisherman

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Re: Nets
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2016, 07:13 PM »
The cheapest one that's 18" in diameter. I rarely use my net. Gaff for big fish you know you're keeping and glove/lip grips for ones you don't.
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Re: Nets
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2016, 09:33 PM »
net must have at least one dimension of the hoop at 18".  i use a promar net, but you can find an inexpensive one at walmart, or some guys use the promar folding ones, that you can store in the hull and stay legal.



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Offline Rasmateo

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Re: Nets
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2016, 10:06 PM »
I was checking out the promar that is 18", is that big enough? The folding ones seem lighter but maybe not as sturdy?

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Re: Nets
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2016, 10:31 AM »
yep it is big enough, the folding ones are not as sturdy.  i had one and it did not hold up very well.  But if you just want it to be legal or use it occasionally they are great.  they may have improved them a little as well.



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Offline Rasmateo

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Re: Nets
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2016, 08:40 AM »
Thanks for info, I think I'll order a promar.

Offline Rasmateo

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Re: Nets
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2016, 06:24 AM »
One more question, telescopic or a straight handle? Thanks!

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Re: Nets
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2016, 10:35 PM »
I like straight handle but I have gone through a few  about one every other year
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Re: Nets
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2016, 06:41 PM »
Rasmateo,

Depends if you plan on using the thing. I do not use mine ever in the ocean so a telescoping net that I can make smaller for storage is what I go with.

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