Nifty little tool..

Discussion in 'LOCAL VIRGINIA TALK' started by Powhatan, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. Powhatan

    Powhatan New Member

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    I just bought my first gill net serveral weeks ago...getting bait is no longer a problem.. there was one thing with the gill net that was annoying..when you got a big shad in the net, sometimes it was difficult to pull him through..

    I made a little tool out of a paint can opener.. they give them away at Lowes when you buy some paint.. I just bent the end of it over in a vise and but s stout rubber band on to hang on my wrist when removing a big cutter. I works great..just slide the tip of the tool between the net and the fish and pull the net over the fish..

    Hope this helps some people out.
     

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  2. jholl949

    jholl949 New Member

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    Pretty nifty tool, Chris. I'd have one if I were to use a gill net. Only use a cast net here though. Thanks for the input.
     

  3. Paraguayguy

    Paraguayguy New Member

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    This old dog just learned a new trick. Thank you!!!!!!!:wink:
     
  4. bigwhiskers

    bigwhiskers New Member

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    Good idea Chris.
    Bigwhiskers
     
  5. Reel_Blues

    Reel_Blues New Member

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    Hey chris you just told me about this yesterday at DB and i already made one thanks man i know its gunna work great. Gunna save my fingers alot of pain lol.
     
  6. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    HANDIE LOOKIN GADGET
     
  7. Johny Buck

    Johny Buck New Member

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    You don't mind if I patent that do ya?????????:big_smile: Thanks for the pic.
     
  8. cobysdad06

    cobysdad06 New Member

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    Thanks man, being I just purchased my first gill net.
     
  9. cdf1961

    cdf1961 New Member

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    be able to see pictures soon
     
  10. Powhatan

    Powhatan New Member

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    I forgot to mention..the big advantage is that you can open your beer with it too!:smile2::eek:oooh:
     
  11. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    You can forget about that patent.There were very old ones around salt water,bought and hand made being used way back when I was a kid.Most with wood handles as the old commercial gill netters used them for many hours at a time.I used them in the 50's & 60's.Look up "Gill net Supplies on line.Look for "Net Picker".They are still being sold and used.

    You can run it in from the back and fold the gill plates down to back a gilled fish out or hook it through both eyes to pull some fish on through.A little practice,you get it down and it is fast.

    Thanks for showing everyone how to make them cheaply.They are handy.Can you imagine using one for 12-20 hours at a stretch as fast as you could go when they really loaded up one of those deep long nets with thousands & thousands of fish?They had to get the good ones out and iced down to keep from spoiling in warm weather and can you imagine it in freezing weather?Also billions of trash fish were gilled and had to be removed to throw away.These were some of the worst of the good old days in my book.

    I love you Brothers and Sisters.peewee
     
  12. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    that's quite the innovative idea!!:0a24:
     
  13. muzkrat

    muzkrat New Member

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    good idea i bought a gill pick when i ordered my gill net. already heard about how hard it can get on pulling them cutters out.
     
  14. 60lbclub

    60lbclub New Member

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    gotta get one.....those gizzards will tear sme hands up especially on a cold day
     
  15. justlearning

    justlearning New Member

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    You can buy a regular fish pick from The Fish Net Co.

    Easy to grip plastic handle. Price: $3.45 Each

    Fish Pick
     
  16. loanwizard

    loanwizard Well-Known Member

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    I bought 2 of those with mine, but Skip saw Randy use his hands and refused to use the pick... You should have heard him whine about sore hands after 3 days lol!

    That's a neat free idea for when I lose my 2.... oops, gill nets are illegal in Ohio....
     
  17. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Chris thanks for sharing a great idea/tool. I don't use gill nets just cast nets. It might come in handy for something else though. Appreciated.
     
  18. blacksheep

    blacksheep New Member

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    Great idea and I will add this to my inventory in my boat.....