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wannafish
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:02 pm    Post subject: Salmon nets?  Reply with quote

Having "lost" my net last year, I keep waffling back and forth on whether or not I should have a big salmon net, especially up on the Patapedia. What does everyone think is best; net or no net? I don't want a fish killer net and the conservation nets are quite expensive
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Hook Bill
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've tailed several fish over the 20 lb range....  It's not that bad. It takes a knack.  I don't carry one due to bulky factor but I can't see it as a bad thing in a canoe situation.
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percy1939
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:49 am    Post subject: salmon nets Reply with quote

Learn how to tail a fish and use a net properly.  I have seen some disgusting exhibitions that result in the death of a salmon by inept people.  You guys might want to give clear, precise instructions  as to how to properly tail or net a salmon.  it would be helpful.
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4FISHN
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wannafish I've got a large net , reg . mesh that you can use if you want .  Just take it for insurance if you want .
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My cheap friend boat a conservation net (medium size) last year at Crappy Tire, it wasn't too expensive.  Late in the season I tried to net a 20+lbs hen for him with the net but it was too small, so I tailed it. Give Crappy Tire a try.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:32 pm    Post subject: Re: salmon nets Reply with quote

percy1939 wrote:
Learn how to tail a fish and use a net properly.  I have seen some disgusting exhibitions that result in the death of a salmon by inept people.  You guys might want to give clear, precise instructions  as to how to properly tail or net a salmon.  it would be helpful.


Neither is rocket science if you stay calm and use common sense. These two things tend to be out the window for alot of fisherman when they hook a fish.

One tip I will give is that when I get to a pool and starting casting I start thinking about what is the best way to land a fish in this spot today so I have a plan ready if I need it.

Like HB I don't carry a net unless I'm boat fishing. CT does have nets most if not all are to small fro what I have scene. One thing I would say is if you want to net fish and spend $200-$1000 on rods and other gear to just hook a fish why cheap out on gear to land them? Just a thought.
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wannafish
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the offer Walter but I hate to lose someone else's net lol. I've got a video from a couple years back where I can watch my net floating away as I'm releasing the fish  Rolling Eyes Then of course someone walked off with my conservation net last year.

The Cabela's nets are pretty good but I don't know if they'll handle a 40"+ fish. A guy that was on the Pat. last year tells me he landed a 43.5" hen there last year. He used a 99 cent cotton glove! If he can, maybe I can?  Shocked
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Chadman
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

4FISHN wrote:
Wannafish I've got a large net , reg . mesh that you can use if you want .  Just take it for insurance if you want .


ya Wannafish, not only for insurance.. but you also might want to take out some insurance on it in the event it walks off too! lol  not funny I know but in light of the situation, yeah it's funny! lol
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river-walker
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought a lucky strike net from CT about $40 . My first impression was it would do the trick for a grisle but was no way  it work for a big boy, I was happily surprised that it comfortably netted a 40 incher my last day fishing and several in the mid 30inch range. I picked the one I bought because the handle could slide into the net ring making it much easier to strap on my back and for the rubber lining on the mesh. It turned out to be my lucky charm threwout the season . 1st trip out was fathers day on northwest , think chadman might have been there that day to.
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seatrout
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well i think the use of a net is much better than playing a salmon out to the point where you can hand tail it.

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