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Netting Out


May 31, 2021

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Rubberized nets have helped reduce damage to the sensitive slime coat of fish like rainbow trout and pike, while preventing lures from tangling in the basket.

The evolution of the fishing net in the past few decades has leapt from the one-size-fits-all model of an aluminum hoop with a nylon basket of one-inch squares into the branches of an evolutionary tree reaching out across the horizon of angling options. From ergonomic grips for more stable solo landings, to extendable handles allowing for greater reach from shore or high floating boats, to ove...

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