Bass Pro Shops Gold Series Replacement Nets
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After reading all of these reviews, I tried over and over again to get my net on my hoop. My hoop is a teardrop hoop and this makes it even more difficult to feed onto. My hoop is 26"X22" which should be a perfect fit for the 22-26 replacement net. However, I got the bright idea to measure the new net, and guess what? It was the smaller size 20-22. So I had to drive to my local store for an exchange and the guy said this was common. The tag has the correct size, but the net is to small. So check that first. Here is how I mounted my net. I cut my hoop into two equal pieces and made me an insert out of plastic pipe to fit inside the hoop. I slid both pieces of hoop into the replacement net and fastened the two pieces of the hoop together. I would prefer an insert made of aluminum, but did not have any handy. Maybe this will clear up some issues on installation. Teardrops are more difficult to mount. The net looks and feels great on my hoop and I can't wait to get it wet.
January 20, 2014
Easy, Once you know how
The net appears to be well constructed, but like others, I had no idea how to get it on the rim. But alas ... an epiphany!
Trick is hold the frame over the net as you want it installed. Grab the 2 open ends together and essentially fold the net in half. Then reverse hands so the net openings face the frame ends. Slide one open end onto the frame and install roughly half of the net fully extended. You can then install a couple more inches onto the frame, fully extend that around the frame, and repeat until finished. That 4 or 5 inch gap between the two ends allows it to install easily.
Once the trick is known, installation is rather easy (I'm embarrassed to say).
May 21, 2013
I broke my net so I looked at this website and saw this product. I wasnt going to get the replacement net after all these reviews but they didnt have anything else I liked. Sold out of all rubber nets. I bought the replacement net thinking I wouldnt be able to do it. I couldnt get the old net off and had to cut it. I thought i would never get new net on but to my surprise it was easy. Went rite on in 5 min and is perfect. It is the exact same net as the one that was on it.
December 24, 2011
Had an all rubber net, the heavy rubber, and was great against lure tangles and snags but weighed a lot for when your by yourself. Hard to hold the rod in one hand and net the fish with the other. This one fit the bill nicely. Has the same tangle free characteristics of the heavy rubber but way less weight. Saved buying a new net for $40 or more. I saw a Frabil was $75, same net. Only problem was they don't come with any instructions. Had to play around awhile before I could figure it out. Had to bend my net frame a little to get it on there. No instructions in the package or anywhere on the internet that I could find. Would be nice if Bass Pro Shops or the manufacture had instructions online.
June 24, 2013