I have only been into flathead and blue fishing, at least for the big ones, for a couple of weeks. My PB so far is 42in 30lb. Two weeks ago or so my friend missed netting a large blue with my brand new big net, but today I finally got to christen it. It came in the form of a 36in 28lb flathead. As I held the rod and netted it, my net bent, then broke. All in all, at least I got the fish. Now the question, what kind of net do you all use.