Post by shadowalker on Oct 1, 2011 13:12:22 GMT -5
I am wanting a small net of some kind to keep in my emergancy gear in the car. Can take up too much space and would be used for catching smaller 4" to 12" trout in mountain streams or birds etc. Basic emergancy survival net. Problem is I know a total of Zip about nets. Anybody have any suggesions?
Use a piece of net wrap off a big round bale. Illegal to use on fish or birds. (who cares if you are starving) Could be stretched over a shelter frame to hold thatching or insulation. It would also make a hammock. I pack a new piece that hasnt spent winter outside.
Post by catman50plus on Nov 18, 2011 14:36:40 GMT -5
SW, Memphis Net and Twine, will have anything you could want. I don't have any as small as you will need on hand, but if I get back down there, they have a box out in the front they sell cheaper, and usually have a piece that would work good for you. They are in the internet as well.
Post by furfishgame on Dec 14, 2011 14:56:55 GMT -5
I can take pic's on how to make one, I have made gill nets for salmon before, I would imagine for trout you'd just want a smaller weave so they couldn't get out, more of a scoop net. BTW, you can also use your shirt, find a wide forked stick or a small willow and bend it around to a hoop (not the forked stick, live it as is), and put your shirt over it, and hold it on the bottom of the creek and typically if its a bright shirt little fish (I cought one that was about a foot long, too) will swim over it and see what it is, once there is a few, slowly lift it up and pull them out of the water. I have found it is better to have some "slack" in your shirt so it makes it harder for them to swim out. Here is a not so great video I made a few years back, you should get the general idea. www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfLFSPBo37A&list=UUv8n3NmI7GD_BEgCWL_0N1g&feature=plcp