Frabill Hiber-Net Stowable Nets
This is a great space saver in the boat. As long as you can master getting the net out of the stow tube you should enjoy this net.
If however, you're smaller or have a trick shoulder, this may not be the best net for you. I have yet to hit this thing with some silicone spray to see if that loosens up the motion but it can be a bit tricky to open at times.
March 2, 2011
I have had this net before. And I have broke this net twice. But I like the way it stores out of the way so you won't trip over it. It is difficult to open for someone that is not use to the net. If you are tournament fishing make sure you train your partner on how to open it so he is not so nervous when he trying to land a monster.
April 29, 2010
the net is compact to keep on the deck. but when you go to extend the net, it is difficult to get it to lock in sometimes. also when you go to retract the net it is difficult to get the net to go back in the handle, you have to keep working with it to get it back in. maybe with a lot more use it will get broke in better.
June 5, 2012
Good Stowable Net
I have had this net for several years. The best part is how easily it stows in the rod box. It does require some effort to open and some care in closing, but those draw backs are well overcome by the stowability. Open it to start the trip.
February 1, 2011