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Making Sampling Nets to collect aquatic and flying insects

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#1 SilverCreek


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 10:21 AM

I was having a PM with a member and and I sent instructions I had written for making a sampling nets. If you are interested, I use two different sampling nets.


I explain how on to make a collapsing sampling net in this Wisconsin TU newspaper article. The collapsing handle is a magnet from Harbor Freight. The article is on pg 8. There is also a second  article I wrote on how to make a New Zealand strike indicator.


http://wicouncil.tu....017 January.pdf





I also referenced the following posts I made on the fly fishing forum. If cross posts to another site are not allowed, please remove.




Here's how to use a paint strainer to sample the drift for hatching insects. I carry this in my vest also.





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#2 McGnat


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 10:59 AM

For the strike indicator, you can use a knit picker for the tool from the sewing department. Two mm tubing called Pony Bead can be found in the beading aisle. Both can be found at Hobby Lobby. Two dollars for 5 yds of tubing.

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 04:51 AM

bioquip.com has everything anyone could ever want for entomological study, as well as materials to make your own equipment.      Their prices seem a bit high but there is really no comparison shopping to do... it's a niche market.    I have not purchased anything from them in several years, but the quality of their gear was always great.  


In my experience, collecting insects with a tiny little net is aggravating as hell. 

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