Of course,when you go out after big cats you consider your gear.Is it big enough?Is it tough enough?We are paying attention to the right things....terminal tackle(hooks,knots,line,etc.)and your fishsticks(r&r).Great!One factor that alot of folks don't consider is your landing net. Imagine yourself with a monster at the bank or boat,tailslappin'and rollin' like a big ol' gator,and your heart is poundin' and the adrenaline is coursin' through ya!Your buddy realizes that you have a pondfish sized net to try to get a fish that is 4' or more feet long into! As the Hulkster says,"WUTCHA GONNA DO,NOW,BRUTHEEEEERRRRR?!!?" LOL Even worse would be no net at all. Anyway.....my point is don't go after somethin' you ain't prepared to handle.Be sure to have a XXL landing net on board.I have a Frabill retractable Saltwater model.It gets the job done,but one day I hope IT is not enough net!!! Just a thought about something that a few folks might not consider until they've lost the biggun!