Ever lose a landing net in the lake?

Discussion in 'Misc Fishing Tackle Talk' started by wolfman, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Fill the aluminum handle of your landing net with styrofoam packing peanuts and you'll never watch another landing net sink to the bottom when accidently dropping it in the water.
     
  2. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    Unfortunately, I have another solution. Never catch a cat big enough to need a net. Got that one down pat.
     

  3. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    I seem to have the same problem as Aw-Shucks. If you don't catch nothing then you don't need a net. Great tip though. Hadn't ever though of doing that. Thanks.
     
  4. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    you can also slide a noodle over the handle , you know a pool noodle styrofoam float that is used for making bobbers
     
  5. Love Them Cats

    Love Them Cats New Member

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    Same here!:big_smile:

    It would not work very well where I usually fish?

    The place I usually fish is 10+ feet above the water. I had to ad a 6 ft. piece of 1/2 steel water pipe to my net to even get close to the water.
    This summer, I haven't had a chance to use my net to see if it would even work?.

    I don't think there are enough peanuts in Oklahoma to keep my net floating if I droped it?

    Ken
     
  6. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    Good solutions to a problem.
     
  7. crome

    crome New Member

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    i've never lost one IN the lake,but i had one blow out of the boat headed TO the lake..thanks for the tip.

    jerry
     
  8. Big Sam

    Big Sam Well-Known Member

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    Good idea:smile2:
     
  9. mch4fishing

    mch4fishing New Member

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    I Hate it when that happens
     
  10. just cats

    just cats New Member

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    Had my net leaning against the side of the boat one day with about a foot of it sticking over the side as I was idling around trying to get an asian carp to jump in the boat and one jumped up and hit the net and took it with him on his way back down. I'm a little more careful where I lay my new one down now.
     
  11. catfisher43

    catfisher43 New Member

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    like a few others said.i havnt had to use a net this year,nothing but fryers.been a slow year for me.but great idea thx.
     
  12. my4x4awd

    my4x4awd New Member

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    Spray foam. Take the cap off and spray some great stuff in it. Give it just enough to float!
    Craig
     
  13. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Never thought of that! (Foam Peanuts) Whisky Took My Brain I Guess.LOL. Thanks J.D
    :big_smile_2: