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Posted 10 October 2019 - 05:46 PM
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Posted 11 October 2019 - 10:51 PM
Posted 11 October 2019 - 11:53 PM
I think it's all personal preference as to what is considered "needed" on the water. With that said IMO a net with a good magnetic release is a staple to my being on the water. Not only does a net help you land a fish quicker stressing it less, but makes pics of the fish easier (again less stress) and a good magnetic release makes carrying and using it simple. In the past 3 yrs I have done like said above and stopped carrying a ton of stuff, normally only take 1-2 fly boxes with me rather than the 4-5 I use too. And even switched the a chest pack and haven't used my vest in about 3 yrs (except for steelheading) but no matter what I take with me a net clipped on my mag-release is a staple for me.
Posted 12 October 2019 - 05:10 PM
One thing I feel is a got to have is a good quality pair of polarized sunglasses. On/in my vest I have a few items box of flies, some tippets, strike indicators, nippers, gink, and hemostat. (So will soon be adding a net with magnet.) This is all I want to take with me
Posted 12 October 2019 - 07:05 PM
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Based Scottish Highlands. UK
MUSTAD The wise anglers choice.
Posted 13 October 2019 - 07:58 AM
I use a magnetic release at the loop on my back, but I hook my net with the handle down. (Zip tie the detached magnet part to the net's hoop) Take the supplied shock cord from the handle to a point low on your vest/pack, same side as your net hand. This acts as a safety and allows you to drop the net without it floating away. Also does not have the net rocketing at your head if you unknowingly snag it on branches while bushwacking.
Posted 13 October 2019 - 08:37 AM
Also does not have the net rocketing at your head if you unknowingly snag it on branches while bushwacking.
Yep agreed. I learned that the hard way. Got blasted right in the middle of the back by my own net one time lol
Posted 13 October 2019 - 06:15 PM