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My Brodin Pro Cutthroat Net

This last week I took my father and 2 brothers for a couple days of summer fishing on the San Juan River below Navajo Dam in New Mexico.  We had a great time catching several thick 17 inch trout on size 28 midges.

One of the problems I had was with the size 28 hooks and my Brodin net (I’ve had this net for more than 10 years now).  It seemed every time we landed a fish the hook would get caught in the net and I spent the next 10 minutes getting the hook un-stuck (even though I pinched the barb down as best I could).  More than a couple times, I actually broke the hook and had to tie on a new fly.

I’ve seen some of the newer nets with a rubber bag and thought they would be less of a hassle when catching & releasing fish.  So I researched it a bit and found that Brodin has a whole new series of nets called their “Ghost” series (which look pretty slick).

What’s nice is that Brodin also offers the newer “Ghost” net bags to update a older net like mine.  I’m definitely going to order a newer Ghost (thermoplastic) net bag for my net.  I’ll do a “how to update your net” in a later post and maybe include a video.

I also found a great gallery of fish & net pictures on the Brodin website.  More than several pictures show the newer ghost net bags and they look great.

Enjoy!

– Dom

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