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Rubber Mesh Nets
« on: January 03, 2006, 05:25:30 PM »
Anyone have/use one of these?  Is it worth the expense?

 Pricing them, they start above $50.  Frabill is one of the manufacturers.

Website says that Walmart carries them, but I don't see them there.  Got some Christmas money to burn !! Help.

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Re:Rubber Mesh Nets
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2006, 07:54:13 PM »
My old net is getting really tired and I was also thinking about the rubber nets for a couple of reasons.

1st of all because they tend to tangle less with hooks, especially treble hooks.

Secondly because it's better for the fish.

Being better for the fish and combining it with being less apt to tangle with hooks, it equates to less time out of the water for the fish... a win-win situation!

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Re:Rubber Mesh Nets
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2006, 08:35:28 PM »
I bought one last year and was glad  I did. I got mine through BPS. As Curt pointed out the net definitely is easier to untangle when treble hooks are in it and it's also less likely to hook up on wood and what not when in shallow water. Its very durable as well.  

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Re:Rubber Mesh Nets
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2006, 09:35:36 PM »
Great rig, especially when throwing multi-treble hooked lures like LC Flashminnow 110's (3 trebles).  The only thing to be careful with is that sometimes bass (especially BROWN ones) can get enough leverage against the rubber to springboard right into the air outa the net!  This can account for some VERY heart-pounding moments, epsecially in tournament situations.  Overall though, I would say that they are good investments.

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Re:Rubber Mesh Nets
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2006, 02:57:33 PM »
Curt, Joe and Scott,
Thanks for your feedback.  Curt, I linked to BPS and ordered that net.  Thanks for the info.  Was about $38 and change including $6 extra shipping for its odd size.  Still a deal when compared to Frabill, I think.

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Re:Rubber Mesh Nets
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2006, 03:26:33 PM »
Thanks for buying it through my link!

Let us know what you think of it when it comes in  ;)

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Re:Rubber Mesh Nets
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2006, 07:50:53 PM »
Curt,

Net arrived Thurs.  Looks like a winner...about 19" wide, though not too deep.  Narrow spaces between the rubber mesh aids in not getting the trebles caught. It has a pretty long handle, hopefully to dig the hawgs right out of the slop !!  I'd recommend it as a good buy, compared to alternatives.  Thanks for referring me to the BPS site for it.

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Re:Rubber Mesh Nets
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2006, 09:49:25 PM »
Hey, thanks for the info on the new net! Glad you liked what you ordered. In light of that, I think I'll have to buy one of those now too  ;)

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Re:Rubber Mesh Nets
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2006, 05:51:06 PM »
I love mine but like stated above you want to get the fish in quick because they will get out .Well worth the money and it wont take the slime coat off the fish so it is better for them.
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Re:Rubber Mesh Nets
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2006, 06:19:19 PM »
Just wondering if anyone has purchaced the net called "the great one"?  It is in the Basspro catalog.  The hoop folds in half for easy storage.  I am curious how fast it folds.  Also how well it is made.  It would be nice being able to stow it in my rod locker.

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Re:Rubber Mesh Nets
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2006, 03:08:34 PM »
The great one is the one I have . Folds in half real easy . Do not try to unfold it quickly . It takes about a min or so . I used mine all lastyear with no problems and it held up fine . Plus it is easy to stow away Bill
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Re:Rubber Mesh Nets
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2006, 03:14:15 PM »
I'm not sure I understand... how can it take a minute or so to unfold something... what do you mean by this?

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Re:Rubber Mesh Nets
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2006, 03:54:51 PM »
After you have taken it out of the locker you have to make sure the rubber is lined up around the ring or when you try to open it you will rip the rubber loops that hold the netting to the ring  , Bill
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Re:Rubber Mesh Nets
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2006, 04:11:41 PM »
OK... I see. Thanks for the explanation  ;)

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Re:Rubber Mesh Nets
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2006, 09:49:59 PM »
Thanks for the info.  ;D
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