Offshore Angler™ Double Ring Cotton Crab Net
do not purchase
Just purchased this crab net last week. Used this weekend and it is the cheapest thing ever. I guess you really get what you pay for. Don't waste your money on it. The rings are cheap and bend to easy, the net is the thinnest cord ever. We used one day and have huge holes in it. We lost more crabs than we caught.
July 18, 2011
Great product if you know how to use them..
Ok, I've been using these for 10+ years from NJ to NC, I live in MD now for the past 11 years. I'll replace them every 3-5 years after the bottom rings rust out. These are great traps if you know how to use them. As soon as I buy one, I immediately cut the lines given and replace with better line-- I leave the metal loop in tact, but I take a "float noodle" and cut a small piece off that & tie to the metal ring. When I drop the traps, I don't want the metal ring falling into the trap b/c most times it will snag and when I pull the trap up I'll miss/scare anything in the trap- the float causes it to hold above the trap- no snags. These are the best producing traps in shallow water for multiple crabs, in 3-6 feet of water, they work great. The crabs will hide in the cloth and devour the bait. I rinse them with fresh water after every use and if I'm crabbing in a heavier current I'll add weights to the bottom so I get a straight drop. I use the metal ring traps in deeper water for a quickier drop, but I find that they rust out quickier and if you pull too quick you can potential catapult a crab off the metal trap into your lap- happens every trip with a rookie- great entertainment. The best thing about these, I can fit 30 metal/cloth traps in one round plastic tub container. Easy transport & they take up almost 0 space in the boat- we used these out of a canoe many times. Overall, great traps, replace the twine, add a small bottom float, & enjoy you're crabbing. They work great. Also, don't be shocked when you pull up a 10lb catfish- another added benefit.
June 14, 2011
I deserve what i got. I had to switch my order to a cheaper product because my original order was out of stock and on back order. Oh well the substitute has rings that twist and bend too easily, the cording is the thinnest twine imaginable, and of the six nets I just might get one more use out of four of them. I'm now involved in an effort to make my own as I've found heavier steel rings, and I know what type of netting material I will use.
October 13, 2010
The double ringed cotton crab nets are poorly made. The cotton string is very thin and 5 out of the 10 pots I purchased broke on my first outing. I would not recommend these crab nets.
July 7, 2010