Replacement netting

Traditional landing nets large and small.
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Wagtail
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Replacement netting

Post by Wagtail » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:17 pm

Has anyone got experience of buying replacement netting?

Searching online it seems that both Snowbee and Sharpes of Aberdeen supply replacement nets that look suitable for traditional-style landing nets. They are similarly priced, and from the photos perhaps the Sharpes' ones have the edge in appearance and quality. I'm looking for something with an open weave that won't cause too much drag when netting fish in a fast current.

Any experiences/comments Gents? :Hat:
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Re: Replacement netting

Post by Robbi » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:27 pm

only ever used the Snowbee ones, never had any issues and look good.
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Re: Replacement netting

Post by Old Man River » Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:01 am

Interested in any answers to his myself..

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Re: Replacement netting

Post by Wallys-Cast » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:37 am

The Snowbee ones look good on traditional nets but they are a bit deep. I tie a knot in mine to shorten it when Roach fishing and if Carp are in frame then undo the knot and it's long enough to contain a good double.

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Re: Replacement netting

Post by Wagtail » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:08 pm

My home made net project is now under way, but also a rather interesting antique frame has been acquired that will need a mesh too :Wink:

So, for anyone interested in knowing how the Snowbee/Sharpes ones compare I have bought a Snowbee one through my local tackle shop and also placed an online order with Sharpes. Once that arrives I will let you know what they are like :Hat:
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