How to attach a trout net to your fishing vest
Recently I purchased a trout net to use when I go fly fishing. My former net worked well for some purposes, but for catch-and-release trout fishing, it was wasn’t so good. It was rather bulky, was made of aluminum which made clanking noises from time to time, and it was not very gentle on the fish. I ended up purchasing a Promar LN-208 Landing Net* on Amazon. The next question was: how would I attach the net to my fishing vest? After trying unsuccessfully to use the supplied lanyard to attach it in a practical manner, I finally decided to go a different route and purchased a Magnetic Net Holder *. I was little concerned about the magnet being strong enough, but once I actually attached my net with the device, I knew it would do the job. No amount of jumping up and down or moving about will cause the net to come loose. It is also strong enough that when you’re through using the net you simply put the handle behind your head and the magnet “finds” the other side and clips firmly into place. I’ve made a YouTube Video that demonstrates this process. I’ve also used the net in my first Fly Fishing Video as well.
One end of the net holder attaches with a split ring and the other end with a snap hook. The question is, which end goes where? The product photo showed it with the snap hook attached to the vest. That allows you to easily move the net to another garment without having to mess with detaching a split ring. However, in my case I was more concerned with being able to switch to another net easily, so I put the snap hook on the net side and use the split ring to attach the holder to my vest.
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