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Post Posted: 07:52am - Feb 26,20 
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I'm in the market for a new landing net. Does anyone have any suggestions on which net they prefer for Kings. I know this has been talked about before, but just seeing if there's any new nets on the market I should consider. Thanks for your help everyone. Todd

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Post Posted: 09:11am - Feb 26,20 
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RS Nets...... Great nets, customer service not so good but I bought my last one 2 years ago so maybe its better or not.

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Post Posted: 12:28pm - Feb 26,20 
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I use a cheaper Cabalas big game extendable net for Salmon. Nothing fancy but has held up, lightweight and easy on pocket.

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Post Posted: 09:51pm - Feb 26,20 
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I have two nets. One is a bass pro with an extendable handle good for fish under 10lbs. Had to make a stronger bracket for the hoop, the screws stripped out quick. I have a catfish net I use more often, it's the size of a small musky net and it works great for Lakers.

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Post Posted: 10:27pm - Feb 26,20 
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Get a Beckman. Pay once and be done. Mine is now at least 20 years old, never have replaced the net or coating.

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Post Posted: 05:14am - Feb 27,20 
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Post Posted: 08:43am - Feb 27,20 
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Another vote for Beckman. I have used others, and actually broke off the handle while trying to land a boat-record King last year. Never again. Spend $100 (or so) and be done with it. My Beckman also has an extendable handle, and can detach from the hoop- makes storage and transport easy. And yeah, I did land that king.

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Post Posted: 09:18am - Feb 27,20 
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I have used Ranger nets for many years. Never have been disappointed .

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Post Posted: 09:30am - Feb 27,20 
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I have used Beckman nets since 1994. I have replaced the bag once. Zero issues other than they are heavy.. but that's why you purchase them... they last. I did buy an EGO two years ago, and didn't get the rubber coated net.. it sucked the first trip out with the other bag, but I did order the coated bag and its been good for walleye to bass sized fish. It will not stand up, in the extended position to fish over 10-15# but it's lighter and stows well.

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Post Posted: 09:32am - Feb 27,20 
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Beckman are the best. They stopped being made for a few years but started back up like 2 years ago.

I really like my Frabill nets as well. Reason is a closet dowl rod fits perfectly into where the handle goes so I can then have a nice strong wood handle of any length. Just coat the wood in thin epoxy resin so it lasts.

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Post Posted: 12:18pm - Feb 27,20 
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Agree 100% about Beckman. Just like Tom, mine is over 20 years old and showing no signs of stopping anytime soon. I also carry a 2nd net. Up until last year, it was an old Dotline with a rubber bag. I called it my "coho trampoline" because I could scoop a coho and bounce it onto the deck in one motion. The rubber bag finally deteriorated in the sunlight and started cracking. I replaced it with a new coated nylon bag, but that bag has not stretched out yet, so it is just an emergency backup right now.

For salmon, I really like the extendable handles and, as others have said, you get what you pay for.

Good luck with whatever you choose.

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Post Posted: 05:29am - Feb 28,20 
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Ranger salmon net pear shape with 6 foot handle had it since 03 works awesome and great price

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Post Posted: 09:09am - Feb 28,20 
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Another plus for Beckman, I have 8 foot and 4 foot handles, one for salmon, one for muskies.

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Post Posted: 05:25pm - Feb 28,20 
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What series for the Beckman net. I appreciate everyones advise

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Post Posted: 12:03pm - Feb 29,20 
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Ski86 wrote:
What series for the Beckman net. I appreciate everyones advise


I suggest getting the 4 foot one that extends to 8 feet. Coated net is a must as it will keep the hooks from fouling into the net when you need to do multiple net jobs. You're going to have this net for a long time, get one that you will be happy with and cover all bases.


I don't use the 8 foot extension when fishing from the boat, but I have when fishing from shore for fall Kings.

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Post Posted: 03:58pm - Feb 29,20 
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Lake Michigan Angler has a bunch of Beckman Nets in stock you can play with before you buy.

I have a Beckman and a Ranger. Prefer the Beckman. I left a free Beckman in 95 feet of water on the North End Of the Bank Reef in Sturgeon Bay. Help yourself.

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