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Designed for small stream fishing.
Small stream fishing rarely results in anything worth taking home. With the Brodin Firehole Phantom Series Net, you can safely catch and release brookies and rainbows while perfecting your fly casting. The short handle and net bag frame are meticulously crafted from a mix of plantation-grown and non-native wood species. The clear, thermoplastic net bag disappears when you slip it into the water, minimizing the stress you're putting on the fish. Perhaps best of all, the plastic net won't grab your flies (in stark contrast to traditional nylon net bags) or get overly attached to prickly raspberry bushes.
- Plantation grown and non-native wood species
- Thermoplastic net bag, clear
- 23-inch overall length
- 7x15-inch hoop, 8-inch handle
- Item #BDN000C
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Great net so far
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Got this last fall for a fishing trip on the Middle fork of the Salomon in Idaho and it sure got put to use. My only warning to folks is that it is for smaller fish I'd say fish mostly under 17in or so. You can certainly fit a 20+ in there but it'll be tough . Otherwise a great net, love the build quality by Brodin and I will gladly buy another one of their bigger nets based on my experience with this one.
"Designed for Small Stream Fishing"?
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
This net is beautiful - quality wood, perfectly sized hoop for small streams, and the ghost net does indeed disappear in the water. It's gorgeous.
That said... It might be designed for small stream fishing somewhere, but not where I'm at. Backcountry streams here rarely hold fish over 10 inches, and those fish just slip right through the stretchy, round holes in the net bag. Multiple times I found myself with a fish still on the hook, line threaded through the net and back out. Even when I was able to keep them in the net long enough to unhook, they'd immediately wiggle out through the net. The round holes stretch to a good 2 inches wide, and to a wild small stream trout, that's plenty big enough. I'm hoping that I'll be able to take it up to the larger Eastern Sierra streams and rivers later this year and get better use out of it.
I looked into getting a replacement net bag of the style that has smaller, rectangular holes, but they don't make that bag for this net.
Five stars for looks and usability in general - but one star for the way it works on nearly all the small streams I fish. So let's say three.