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    Default Japanese landing net

    I've tried to find it for the past hour, but can't. Maybe someone here knows. I recently saw a video fron Japan of someone Tenkara fishing and their landing net had the mesh tight so that it was literally like a tennis racquet. Has anyone else seen or used such a landing net?
    Last edited by doftya; 04-14-2014 at 02:32 AM.
    David

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    Go to Tenkara USA (www.tenkarausa.com) and click on Tenkara Gear. I've never used one.

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    doftya,

    The net you saw was on tenkara.com not tenkarausa.com. I do not know of anyone else who as made one like it.

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    The video on the net was interesting, especially since the net also has some sort of "gizmo" on it that allows you to remove the fly and you never have to touch the fish.
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    The gizmo is a simple cup hook and can be added to any net. Pre-drill a hole add a drop of epoxy or not and screw the cup hook in. It's pretty nifty. However if you're using a frame with a net bag that flops to either side, the hook may become a pain in the rear because it will tend to snag the bag on the flop.
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    But no-one has any experience with one? I've been thinking of making a net for myself, and the idea of a shallow net is intreguing. Or would it be too easy for a fish to flop itself out?
    David

    Everyone must believe in something, I believe I'll go canoeing. -HDT

    Flyfishing is a drug. It's addictive, it can be expensive, not many others will understand it, it is possible to get others hooked, and everyone has a favorite place to get their fix, but there's no hangover in the morning (from the fishing at least).

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