I hate to say it, but "parrot's feather" usually refers to Myriophyllum aquaticum, a non-native that is generally considered to be an invasive pest species.
I am referring to M. aquaticum
, and although it's introduced I tolerate it in my tanks because it grows like crazy. I plan to eventually replace it with some Proserpinaca palustris
cuttings I'm growing out for that purpose.
I'm interested! Can I paypal you or something to make this happen? I guess we should take this to PM at this point.
While I can't vouch for it fitting in your trunk, I think you can't go wrong with the Cummings net 270-12-SG. I'd be willing to bet that the collapsable net on sale at Cabelas (I looked at it) will fall apart when used for catching small fish. Collecting natives is a lot rougher on nets than when landing game fish. You'll be banging them against rocks and shoving them through vegetation. The Cummings net has a great protective bar and plastic edge cover which makes it perfect for this type of abuse! I suppose you could always order two: a full size to keep at home, and then cut down the other so that it fits in the trunk!
Yes, I hear that Cabelas net is pretty flimsy, but a long net I can get into a backpack is a pretty attractive idea. I currently keep an 18" bait net with my always-in-the-trunk fish and herp gear, and it's often too short to be useful while still not fitting in my pack. But maybe I should just get better seine brailes instead.
Thanks for the recommendation on the Cummings, it looks like a winner.