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Rob Brownfield

Re: Nets
« Reply #30 on: May 06, 2015, 08:38:31 AM »
All this talk of nets got me thinking, and I realized that although my wee pan net is great on small streams or when deep wading etc, I have lost a few bigger fish because I could not reach them from higher banks.

So, I bought a new folding, extendable net, and I have to say, it seems very well built.

Its the new Greys GX rubber meshed folding trout net. Christened it last night on a 3 pound Brownie and the net was easy to use, flipped up perfectly and despite it being a "pan" style, swallowed the fish easily. The handle is super grippy and the whole thing feels solid. Being rubber mesh, the water seemed to flow through it rather than "grab" it like my older nylon meshed net did. also, one shake and it was dry before clipping onto my back.

It is being sold as a bank anglers net, but the small size version seems to be perfect for what I want.

http://fly.greysfishing.com/cache/files/11554-1341928813/TF_425_037GXtelescopicnet.pdf
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Euan Innes

Re: Nets
« Reply #31 on: May 06, 2015, 18:06:26 PM »

I bought the Greys scoop net and I think it's ace. Same size as the Maclean with no mods needed thus it is 75 cheaper.
It hangs nicely on my back, the mesh dries really well and it is quite a solid build. Pretty muted bronze colour too  :z16
In the end I could not justify 100 on a net. I can get a really nice malt for what I saved  :z18
I will update the forum over the rest of the season.
When it breaks you can all have a good laugh! :z4 :z4 :z4

 :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 #32 on: May 13, 2015, 23:09:54 PM »
Hi Rob,

I took a close look at my net and have decided to skip it :z6

Has your Greys GX got a clip near the swivelling part to attach it to a D ring on your back?

Cheers
Mike
www.flylineshop.com   At the heart of your fishing ..... lies a great fly line!

Rob Brownfield

Re: Nets
« Reply #33 on: May 14, 2015, 08:07:23 AM »
Hi Rob,

I took a close look at my net and have decided to skip it :z6

Has your Greys GX got a clip near the swivelling part to attach it to a D ring on your back?

Cheers
Mike

It does indeed Mike.

Unclips very smoothly too.
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Mike Barrio

Re: Nets
« Reply #34 on: May 14, 2015, 08:45:18 AM »
Ordered ..... thanks Rob :z16
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Rob Brownfield

Re: Nets
« Reply #35 on: May 14, 2015, 11:00:25 AM »
Bloody hope you don't break this one!!! lol

What size did you go for? I went for the smallest at 29.99.
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Mike Barrio

Re: Nets
« Reply #36 on: May 14, 2015, 11:16:34 AM »
Think that's the one I went for Rob, sizes were large and medium, I chose the medium. ( 18 inches? )

Didn't break the last one, it was just poorly designed :z6

Cheers
Mike
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Mike Barrio

Re: Nets
« Reply #37 on: May 14, 2015, 13:07:41 PM »
Having second thoughts about putting the 'Rover Net' out in the skip .....

I think I'll keep it as my salmon net, it shouldn't annoy me so much for that, as I very very rarely need one!  :z4  :z4  :z4
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Jeff Donovan

Re: Nets
« Reply #38 on: May 16, 2015, 00:38:38 AM »
On the subject of nets (I have no connection), I came across these hand-made offerings.
http://norman-agutters.com/nets.htm
(Don't understand why the knotted mesh though for the Gye style nets... :z8)
Close to the edge down by the river.......... Yes.

Rob Brownfield

Re: Nets
« Reply #39 on: May 18, 2015, 07:28:14 AM »
On the subject of nets (I have no connection), I came across these hand-made offerings.
http://norman-agutters.com/nets.htm
(Don't understand why the knotted mesh though for the Gye style nets... :z8)

Tradition for the knotted mesh....but also illegal in Scotland.

I have seen there cane carp nets, a chap I know up here has one. Very well put together.
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Mike Barrio

Re: Nets
« Reply #40 on: May 18, 2015, 13:58:54 PM »
Greys net arrived this morning Rob, looks a good size and it flips up well.

Not too sure about the  durability and user friendliness of the extending handle locking ring or the fact that the handle rotates when loose ...... but a few trips to the river will answer that :z3

Cheers
Mike
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Rob Brownfield

Re: Nets
« Reply #41 on: May 18, 2015, 14:05:27 PM »
Greys net arrived this morning Rob, looks a good size and it flips up well.

Not too sure about the  durability and user friendliness of the extending handle locking ring or the fact that the handle rotates when loose ...... but a few trips to the river will answer that :z3

Cheers
Mike

Are you buying your nets from "Substandard Nets R Us"? lol.  Locking mechanism is solid on mine and even when loose the handle does not rotate.. :z8.

What I have found though, is that the locking mechanism gets in the way of the d-loop clip, so I keep my handle extended by about 4 inches so as to clear the clip making relocation onto the d-loop easy.

I will double check mine tonight but it was used 3 times on Saturday with no issues at all .
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Mike Barrio

Re: Nets
« Reply #42 on: May 18, 2015, 14:19:29 PM »
Ordered from Ted Carter Fishing Tackle Rob :cool:

Handle on mine rotates freely unless it is locked tightly to length.

I had spotted that the chunky plastic locking ring would get in the way of the hanging clip ....... Chinese design :z4

Cheers
Mike
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Sandy Nelson

Re: Nets
« Reply #43 on: May 18, 2015, 14:20:57 PM »
All these nets................ You'd have been cheaper just buying a decent one to start with :X1
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Mike Barrio

Re: Nets
« Reply #44 on: May 18, 2015, 14:30:13 PM »
All these nets................ You'd have been cheaper just buying a decent one to start with :X1

Couldn't agree more Sandy :X1

This one is going to be pretty useless too, as I'll be unable to extend it single handed, or with my foot, without leaving it rotating :z6

Don't think I need a trip to the river to work that out. Might phone Hardy Greys for their advice before I skip it and buy what I should have done in the first place :z6

Cheers
Mike
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