Frabill Wooden Trout Net
Finally a net that isn't a hassle to get your hooks out of!!!
June 9, 2010
Does not fit the hand
I read all the reviews. I was encouraged enough to buy the Frabill and save the money over the more expensive versions. But now, it's going back.
At issue is this: The handle is is 1-1/2" wide and 5/8" thick and while the edges are eased, it's blocky. There is not comfortable way to grasp this thing. I have XL hands and getting a good grip on the thing is tough. It's shame because the fit and finish of the net is very good. It is, as others have said, on the heavy side. But the snag-free netting is excellent.
I want to like this net. But if I am going to have a tool, I need it to fit the way I work.
December 10, 2010
Great price and works better than most
Had to write a review on this one. Had passed on many of the much more expensive rubber fly nets, but at this price had to try them out. I've been using rubber nets on my boat for years, and now will never go back to netting on the river. The rubber net works great - absolutely no snags from flailing trout, and much easier on the fish. Good build quality for the price too. Try one, you'll never go back.
August 4, 2009
I ordered this net after reading all of the good reviews. After receiving the product I was disappointed. The net feels very cheap with poor quality wood and stitching that looks as though it will not stay together. The net itself was not stitched and anchored in enough places and had some gaps at the top. For $40 I'm not expecting a superb net, but to me this net is more like a $10 dollar product. It's getting sent right back.
July 16, 2013