Keep your net from sinking

Discussion in 'Tackle Talk' started by icefalcon, Jul 20, 2020.

  1. icefalcon

    icefalcon

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    Keep your net from sinking. Big pool noodle on handle. Saw a video where Capt had net with a small buoy on it. Noodle works. I tested these in a pond. IMG_20200720_123438485_HDR.jpeg

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  2. CrawlerHarness

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    Thanks for the idea. Just need to find a black or grey noodle instead of the red or orange one that tells everyone something is up.

    Or just pull net out every 5 minutes to wash it.....to give about 40 extra false positives a day.
     
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  3. piketroller

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    It would be cool if a net manufacturer sprayed closed cell foam into the inside of the handle.
     
  4. 6Speed

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    Color me stupid but I keep my net from not sinking by not dropping it in the river or a lake! Just a thought..
     
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    I have one that has the foam sprayed into the handle. I bought it years ago. Don't know if it works as I have never dropped it
     
  6. Scadsobees

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    Kids use mine... spotted the pool noodle idea a few years ago, works great.

    As to letting others know...the kid whooping usually does the trick ;)
     
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    Yea, if I had kids at home now I'd make sure mine float too!
     
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    I had a buddy that donated one "Lying Tamer Ruler" to the Tittabawassee. It got caught in the net and when he was capturing a fish the ruler hit the water and we watched as it floated to the bottom behind us. Lost track after a couple of feet due to turbidity.
     
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    I always fill my net handles with "Great Stuff" expanding foam insulation. If you have a net with an adjustable length handle, then the pool noodle is best. :banana
     
  10. Mr Burgundy

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    Would imagine crack filler would work too