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Mike Barrio

Re: Nets
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2015, 15:45:34 PM »
You would need that to stop your fish falling through, i never seem to have the same issues :z7

 :z4 :z4

 ZX3
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Will Shaw

Re: Nets
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2015, 16:37:51 PM »
I just wish the netting was different, shallower and micro mesh :z6

Yeah, it's frustrating that although Maclean's do an excellent micromesh option in NZ, for some reason it doesn't get imported to the UK.

I got mine in NZ (in fact I had to ring Macleans direct and get them to deliver it to a local tackle shop!).

Might be worth calling them direct Mike and seeing if they'll send you one.

W.

Mike Barrio

Re: Nets
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2015, 17:17:19 PM »
Hi Will,

I think the rubber mesh bags are available in the UK now, as an accessory, but then I'd have to buy the net for 90 and the mesh bag for 18 :z6

http://www.guideflyfishingonline.co.uk/page.php?id=1316

I think I need to fix the Wychwood :z4

Cheers
Mike
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Marc Fauvet

Re: Nets
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2015, 19:01:01 PM »
thanks for the link Mike, been searching for the Trout size rubber net bag in Europe for a while.  :z16
on the other hand, it might be that i didn't search properly but i don't find any retailers. any help ?  :z16

Will Shaw

Re: Nets
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2015, 22:38:59 PM »
Good spot Mike. Thanks for the link!

W.

Mike Barrio

Re: Nets
« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2015, 23:06:44 PM »
Hi Marc :z16

I think all these would be dealers, or at least have an account for ordering one? Hopefully you'll see one you know.

http://www.guideflyfishingonline.co.uk/dealer-list-main.php

Cheers
Mike
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Euan Innes

Re: Nets
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2015, 17:20:33 PM »
So these Mclean scoop nets with the scales seem to be popping up everywhere.
Are they worth 70 and do they hang nicely handle down?  I have had a look around and they look like the only net that fits my needs.
Reviews please!

 :z1
Living with deep, full breaths is the way of the trout. Fish, it seems, are the ultimate teachers in breathing.
RC Cone

Marc Fauvet

Re: Nets
« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2015, 18:06:20 PM »
thanks Mike !  :z16 i'll just send the distributor an email with the hope they can tell me which store has the rubber mesh bag.

Will ! are you still looking for one ? pm me if you are ?  :z16


Are they worth 70 and do they hang nicely handle down? 

yes and yes. it's very nice gear.  mine's 2 or 3 years old now and still looks like new :z16

Marc Fauvet

Re: Nets
« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2015, 18:35:42 PM »
found the rubber mesh bag !  :z4
GAC must have recently added it. http://www.fishingmegastore.com/mclean-rubber-netbag~24928.html
and it's not in stock either...  :z4

Iain Cameron

Re: Nets
« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2015, 08:36:36 AM »
Are they worth 70 and do they hang nicely handle down?

I like mine. It hangs nicely, and is a good size - not too small, not too big. I've had trout to 5lb+ in it no probs. Being able to weigh your trout without handling them is great.

But... on the negative side:
70... it's a lot for a net, and then you still have to add a few gadgets to make it fishable.

The standard knotless bag is a pain. It gets snagged on everything, it's too long. Mine got tangled up in the car boot before even going fishing. First thing - buy a replacement net or be prepared to curse a lot. (i bought a standard coarse fishing rubber net and fitted that). Or you can tie a knot in the bottom of the net to shorten it.

To hang the net, you need to add a magnetic release thing to the frame, and a lanyard to the handle so you can let the net go without losing it.

I added a magnetic release to the frame (exactly opposite to the handle). I had to use a cable tie to fit the magnet's split ring to the net frame.
The other half of the mag release is attached to the D-ring on the back of my fishing vest with a split ring. Minor contortions to re-attach after catching but do-able.

The handle of the net is attached to a coiled lanyard with dog clips (I bought the Caimore coiled lanyard from eBay and it's been excellent caimore coiled lanyard).
The other end of the lanyard is clipped to a d-ring that I slipped onto the side strap of my vest. The net by default comes with a piece of string to attach to yourself.... hmm. Plus the standard connector on the net handle is odd.

So, great net, but needs a lot of tweaks to make it usable. Having written this, surprised, i'd forgotten how much effort I had to go to to find the right add-ons to make an expensive net usable!

Euan - I know you like customising things, so this is probably just up your cup of tea :-)





Iain Cameron

Re: Nets
« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2015, 08:49:13 AM »
Euan - just adding up the cost -  70 for the net.
Then:
15-20 to replace the net
5-10 for a mag release
6-10 for a coiled lanyard
1 or so for a cable tie if you don't have
1 for a D-ring to fix to your vest (I re-purposed an old ring)


so... 25 min in extras, make the net nearer to 100. Sheesh, what was it Hamish quoted about things being made right straight from the factory...

Euan Innes

Re: Nets
« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2015, 13:01:26 PM »
Thanks Iain.
That was pretty much the conclusion that I came to. I like the C&F coiled lanyard and I have one on my bamboo net but I would probably but another one for this net.
100 for a landing net just so I can weigh fish!  :shock :shock :shock
Off to think long and hard about nets....

 :z1
Living with deep, full breaths is the way of the trout. Fish, it seems, are the ultimate teachers in breathing.
RC Cone

Mike Barrio

Re: Nets
« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2015, 13:40:43 PM »
After 11 years of weighing fish at Haddo, kept ones in the early days and C&R in the nets from then on ....... I don't think I ever want to weigh another fish again :z4

Nowadays my fish are wee ones, nice ones and crackers ...... that'll do just fine :cool:
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Euan Innes

Re: Nets
« Reply #28 on: April 26, 2015, 15:17:33 PM »
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Nowadays my fish are wee ones, nice ones and crackers ...... that'll do just fine :cool:

Spot on Mike! I also like this for a net

http://fly.greysfishing.com/en-gb/products/nets-handles/landing-nets/gs-scoop-net/

And it is only 22 for the medium one. anyone got one?

 :z1
Living with deep, full breaths is the way of the trout. Fish, it seems, are the ultimate teachers in breathing.
RC Cone

Marc Fauvet

Re: Nets
« Reply #29 on: April 26, 2015, 17:17:52 PM »
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Nowadays my fish are wee ones, nice ones and crackers ...... that'll do just fine :cool:
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oh dear... you just jinxed yourself for life and'll only catch monstrous brutes from now on...  :z4 :z4 :z4

 





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