Every once in awhile I am fortunate enough to field test new products that most anglers have not had a chance to try yet. In this feature, I'll write about how the ones that passed the test performed while in the boat or on the ice.
Over the last few years landing nets have made some remarkable innovations. Foremost amongst them in my mind, has been the move to fish-friendly material that won't remove excessive slime coat nor injure the fish destined for release. Retractable extended handles have also been an outstanding addition to many models of landing nets. When I heard of a net though that combines these two features, I was more than intrigued and anxious to try it out.