Drop net Ideas

Discussion in 'Misc Fishing Tackle Talk' started by BassMassey, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. BassMassey

    BassMassey Well-Known Member

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    This spring i plan on fishing a local spillway for flatheads. The only problem is that there is about a 10-15 ft highwall where im going to be fishing. I plan on making a drop net using an old mountain bike rim, a big net, and three ropes attatched to the top. Does anyone know where a good place to find netting that i can buy? Has anyone made anything like this before and has any tips?
     
  2. gilmafam

    gilmafam Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if this will go through... try janns netcraft on the net..

    Sure that there is someone with something closer...

    bayrunner ray
     

  3. GMC FishHauler

    GMC FishHauler New Member

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    buy a crab net, they work great for this.
     
  4. justwannano

    justwannano Active Member

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    Is the net for landing your lunker or for bait?

    If its a landing net just use a replacement landing net.
    BTW you can use electrical conduit for the rim. Its made with a large and small end which which makes assembly simple.
    Best of luck 2 ya
    just
     
  5. BassMassey

    BassMassey Well-Known Member

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    The conduit idea sounds good to me, sounds like it would be less harmful to a fish then a bike rim. I do need it for landing large fish that i can't just pull up the high wall. I've never actually worked with conduit before....is it easy to bend into a hoop shape? and where could i get a replacement net at? I was thinking about it today, I know another spot that is probably good that i haven't tried yet. It's an old highway bridge that runs halfway over the lake( right over the main river channel). I've always thought it would be a good spot, just like the spillway , yet i haven't tried either due to I know it would be hard to land anything over 10 pounds. I appreciate all the input so far.....
     
  6. justwannano

    justwannano Active Member

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    Replacement nets are available at most good tackle shops.
    The conduit I'm talking about is plastic.
    It bends easily.
    You can use a little heat (propane torch)if it seems too strained.
    The first drop net I ever saw was square. The guy used 90 degree elbows to make it.
    The best to ya
    just
     
  7. Harley

    Harley New Member

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    Army surplus is a good source or nursery for bird netting