White River Fly Shop® Magnetic Net Release Clip
Great buy, a necessity for on-foot anglers
I use this net release in combination with the Attwood Fold and Stow net and it is perfect for what I need it for. I don't use the lanyard, but just clip it straight onto my backpack so the net hangs straight down my back. The magnet is very strong and requires a good tug to free the net. This is perfect because I often have to walk through high grass and snags, wouldn't want the net popping off any time it catches something. I wouldn't want to target big fish (that require a net) from the bank without this setup, it is so convenient and effective. Much better than just carrying a net or zipping it inside the backpack.
June 5, 2013
Great magnet release/poor clamps
Magnets are strong and work well. However I opened the package to find the package had shipped with one of the crimps broken. Seeing another similar review, I can't think the quality of this product is very high but if you don't mind tying the elastic cord or not using one then this product will work well and is a good buy for the price.
September 12, 2014
Great Net Release
A very strong magnet system. The system is very versatile and was simple to set up. My landing net has a long wooden handle and a rubberized net, so it isn't ultra light. The magnet had no problem holding it in place and keeping it there through several days of hiking and fishing. The magnet is well thought out and "auto-latches" when you get them near each other. Just get the magnet close to the other magnet on your back and it will clasp neat and tight. Excellent product.
October 1, 2013
This is the first net release I've ever had, let alone magnetic. I bought it as a cheap form of insurance to prevent me from losing my net in the event of a slip or snag. The 5 lb magnet is incredibly strong, and the aluminum clips are way better than cheap plastic ones, but time will tell if they hold up through years of use in cold wet conditions.
The reason I only gave it 4 stars was because the lanyard crimp bands are weak. The first one I bought, I took it home, started to put it together, and while I was undoing the twist-tie I noticed the crimp on one end was broke. I took it back and got a replacement with no questions asked, and checked the crimps on the new one before I left the store. When I got it home, I started putting it together, and both crimps broke, with almost no pressure. Rather than return it again, I decided to just tie a couple of hondo knots in the ends and use it that way. I'll give it a good field trial and see that holds up. If that is only a temporary fix, I'll invest in some crimp collars and crimp it myself.
It seems like a good product aside from the poor crimp collars!
March 26, 2013