- Is that $ 40 for the whole net, handle and frame?
- So, let me get this straight, fiberglass does NOT conduct when wet?
- What is the best shape and size for electrofishing?
- What is the best shape and size for just sampling in rivers and streams?
yes, stock net was ~$40, with DIY mods ($20 of resin and tape, a $15 can of spray foam) I'd probably be up to ~$75, but that's enough supplies for a few more nets. I don't remember Loki making hex heads (which I really like for e-fishing), though.
fiberglass is non-conductive, even when wet. You should still wear gloves when e-fishing, though.
size and shape call into personal preference, and vary upon the target species or technique (wadeable streams with backpack shocker or bigger waters and boats) -- hex heads are good all around , but for using the way many on this list use them (kicking downstream into the net or sweeping through vegetation, something closer to the old D-frames work better). The standards are a 5'-6' long, 12"-15" width net for streams, or 8'-10', 15"-18" net for rivers.
gotta run, loading up a boat right now.