NGTO Message Board
Welcome to NGTO!
Home ] [ Membership ] [ Donations ] [ Feedback ] [ Stream Reviews ] [ Stream Reports ] [ Maps ] [ Events ] [ Articles ] [ Rules and Regulations ] [ Archives ] Message Board ] FAQ ] [ Hall of Fame ] Sponsors & Supporters ] About ] [ Witticisms ] [ Distinguished Members ]
Welcome to NGTO!

Go Back   NGTO Message Board > NGTO Fishing Forums > Fishing Tips and Techniques
Register Blogs FAQ Members List Calendar Photo Gallery Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-05-17, 11:54 AM   #1
kliff
Stocker
 
kliff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Cumming, GA
Posts: 18
Default Net Techniques

Hey there! I'm fairly new to fly fishing and just received a fly fishing net for Christmas. I used it for the first time yesterday but am having a hard time figuring out how to hold, and use it, without it getting in the way while casting. I use a Patagonia sling pack and am wondering if anyone has any tips to help me figure out how to best hold the net?
kliff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-17, 11:59 AM   #2
Zeeee
Native
 
Zeeee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Cumming
Posts: 565
Default

Stuff it between your wader belt if you are wading easier water or invest in a magnetic release and put it somewhere so if you drop your net, it doesn't float downstream.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....1FyK5GSKHL.jpg


Here is a picture of what I'm talking about. A sling pack is too bulky for my likings. I use a chest pack and attach it to the clip behind and I can hang my net on there. I also have a fishpond mid length nomad that when I wade in places like Cherokee, I will stuff it between my wader belt.
Zeeee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-17, 12:07 PM   #3
iso1600
Native
 
iso1600's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: MGM
Posts: 689
Default

I have the Patagonia Atom Stealth, and it's got a little D ring clip thing on the top of the bag, where the strap attaches to it. I clip my net there with one of those cheap ($9) magnet/leashes from amazon, and it works fine.
__________________
Resident Tenkara Nerd
iso1600 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-17, 02:56 PM   #4
TurningStonesFlyFishing
Stocker
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Otto North Carolina
Posts: 7
Default

there is something called a gear keeper and they are awesome. it has a retractor that keeps the net out of your fishing zone until you need it. I highly recommend.
__________________
I've never met a trout I didn't like!!
TurningStonesFlyFishing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-17, 07:10 PM   #5
Mog
Hall of Fame Member
 
Mog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Hoschton, GA
Posts: 1,999
Default

Gearkeeper... magnets are fine but Gearkeeper is great.
__________________
These brook trout will strike any fly you present, provided you don't get close enough to present it.
-- Dick Blalock
Mog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-17, 11:35 AM   #6
kjkornegay
Native
 
kjkornegay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Lafayette, CO
Posts: 264
Default

+1 gear keeper. When I had a short-handled net and a vest I used the gear keeper and loved it. Most vests have a D-ring in-between the shoulders and I hung it from there. 2 years ago I switched to a sling, and then about 18 months ago I received the fishpond mid-length net and these aren't as good of a match for the gear keeper .. now I keep it in the top-back of my waders, where the hoop of the net is behind my head. They also make backpacks I believe that have an incorporate sheath for net handles. Have fun!
__________________
"Y'all fishing for stripers?"

"Some buffoon writes something and you guys are gonna jump like little monkeys in a cage for peanuts."
- Ned Yost

Follow @kjkornegay on Instagram
kjkornegay is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
nets


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vB.Sponsors
Copyright 2010 - North Georgia Trout Online - All Rights Reserved