I searched the conversations regarding landing nets and most were several years old. New products do come along and people do change their opinions of things. I am going to need one. At present I have the cheapest thing WalMart had. I am sure it would be OK fro crappie and such but need something more sturdy for the kitties. Would like to hold the price down to at least under $50. Many of the manufacturers have a good many selections in their line. What is the best bang for the buck?