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#1 Yeahson421

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Posted 01 May 2016 - 09:56 PM

Hello all, I have been reading through some back issues of American Currents. In Volume 39, Number 3, there is the mention of a device known as an "Erickson Net." Does anyone have any design specs or tips for this net? I have been using a Perfect Dipnet for years, but the width and heft of the Erickson Net would likely help me in my lone riffle collecting journeys. Thanks in advance for any help!


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#2 gerald

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 02:33 PM

I dont know what an Erickson net is, but a 4 x 4 ft seine is handy for solo-collecting, both in riffles and pools.  I prefer 1/8" mesh.  Larger mesh sizes tend to gill-net the fish as they try to push through it.


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