Posted 30 November 2006 - 11:57 PM
Posted 01 December 2006 - 12:23 AM
I purchased an aquatic ecosystems monorail dipnet a few weeks ago. After a few collecting trips I have bent the hell out of the frame. Anyone have any suggestions for a dipnet that can take some more abuse? Or will I have to exercise more restraint with my next net.
You're in a different league from the rest of us. As much time as you spend pulling fish out of water, a dipnet that lasts you a few weeks might last most of us years.
A couple of weeks ago, I bought the dipnet that teleost recommended, the Cumings 270-12-SG. http://www.cumingsnets.com/ It seems like a nice net. I have no idea how long it's going to last.
Posted 01 December 2006 - 07:42 AM
We only use the cummings nets and couldn't be happier. THe wood pole is very sturdy and we have never broken one. THe frame is also very sturdy and we have never broken one of these either. WHere these fail is where the two metal pieces of the frame stick into the handle. THe metal either snaps here or routes out the wood that it is stuck into. We usually get break one or two a season and have to replace them. I really like the style of these a lot better than the monorail style. I think the thing I like best is the depth of the bag which is pretty shallow when compared to most monorail nets. It also seems to be a fair amount more durable.
I have been considering cumings net, they seem to highly recommended and priced right. Maybe I should get two.
If you just want to get a monorail net, the best one I have found is the Perfect Dipnet from Jonahs. THe nice thing about these is that he will customize them for you if you need him to. I have one of these that I take out of the country with me. I can just break it don and fit it into my suitcase.
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