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#1 Irate Mormon

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 08:37 PM

OK, I'm looking to replace my seines that were lost on an unfortunate expedition.  I had a really nice one that I had ordered from MN&T, and I really liked it.  BUT, I ordered it so long ago, I can't remember if I specified double floats/double weights.  For those of you who have MN&T seines, do you have regular or double floats/weights, and are you happy with it?  I don't really want the extra bulk and weight (and cost) unless there is a noticeable benefit. 

 

Also, any thoughts on bags?  I am told (by netmaker, aka Greg Faulkner) that on a 25' seine a bag would not help.

 

I am looking to get a 4'x10'x1/8" and a 4'x25'x1/4" seine, both of heavy delta mesh. 

 

 

 


-Martin
 
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#2 dredcon

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 07:46 AM

I think I might remember a trip like that. A few of my nets are still out there somewhere. I've been thinking about making another trip over there.

I think I prefer a straight seine for most applications. We run a 50' 1/4 inch mesh bag seine at work. It's really good at catching hundreds of pounds of mud and detritus.

#3 zooxanthellae

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 09:07 AM

I guess it depends on what you are fishing for, but along the coast I find that extra lead goes a long way. Too many gobies and other sneaky fishes will swim right under the leadline. For stream fishes, this may not be an issue. We ended up attaching a length of chain ($12) with zip ties to the bottom of a net. Worked like a charm and we could remove it whenever needed. 



#4 fundulus

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 09:45 AM

I've been buying MN&T nets without double weights or floats, and they work well even in high water riffle systems around here. You have to pay attention to the lead line in fast water of course, but I found that extra weights make little difference for that on a stream bed.


Bruce Stallsmith, Huntsville, Alabama, US of A

#5 Dustin

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 09:57 AM

I agree with Bruce.  I have a couple with standard floats and weights and have been perfectly happy with them.  I have used ones with added weight and I didn't notice a difference except that it was more cumbersome to move around due to the added weight.  I think brail positioning when considering current is more important when trying to stay on the bottom than weight in most instances.


Dustin Smith
At the convergence of the Broad, Saluda and Congaree
Lexington, SC


#6 Irate Mormon

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 12:45 AM

Dredcon, I suspect you do indeed remember that unfortunate expedition!  As for the rest - OK, I think I'll stick with the standard floats/weights. Seeing as I am an expert brail handler.


-Martin
 
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Turning money into noise!


#7 Casper

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 11:09 AM

It would be good to hear that story again!

7 miles, leaking raft, darkening skies...

Huffing and puffing, fragile electronics, potential dead reckonings...

the crow flies, twists and turns, sharp snags, log jams, what snake?


Casper Cox
Chattanooga, near the TN Divide on BlueFishRidge overlooking South Chickamauga Creek.

#8 Irate Mormon

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Posted 07 May 2016 - 08:11 AM

Ha!  I never heard from one of the guys after that trip.  And the trip planner has dropped out of the native scene as well.


-Martin
 
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#9 Irate Mormon

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Posted 07 May 2016 - 08:15 AM

It also appears that I am going to need a new net head and handle to replace the dipnet that I lost on a more recent trip :-)  Plus a new bag for one that survives, albeit in tatters.  Those venusta a really rough on dipnets.


-Martin
 
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Turning money into noise!


#10 fundulus

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Posted 07 May 2016 - 10:18 AM

Martin, I have your net and handle.... they were in my truck and I drove off with them by accident. I apologize for not telling you sooner.
Bruce Stallsmith, Huntsville, Alabama, US of A

#11 dredcon

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 05:56 AM

Ha!  I never heard from one of the guys after that trip.  And the trip planner has dropped out of the native scene as well.


Haha. It wasn't that traumatic was it? I mean if slogging down a power line in the dark trying to make it back to the road isn't fun I don't know what is.



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