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Fishpond Nomad Mid-Length Net


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    11 Reviews


    It looks good now, but wait til there's a fish in there.

    Now that you've worn out that angry brown trout that ate your fly, go ahead and let him rest for a minute in the Fishpond Nomad Mid-Length Net and admire that big old kype and adipose before you turn him back to the river. This mid-length net gives you 11 more inches of length in the handle than its little brother, the Nomad Hand Net, for added convenience when you're trying bring in those fish that just refuse to get too close.

    Made from a carbon fiber and fiberglass composite blend, the Nomad Mid-Length Net resists wear from the su,is waterproof, and floats like a cork, just in case you accidentally drop it in the river. Its Riverkoat finish consists of a rubberized paint that offers a solid grip when wet, while the Nomad Mid-Length's olive carbon weave supplies a look that's sure to evoke some envy from other anglers you pass along the way to your top-secret honey hole.

    • Carbon, fiberglass composite handle
    • Riverkoat finish (rubberized paint)
    • Clear rubber net bag
    • Waterproof and buoyant
    • Item #FSH002A

    Tech Specs

    [handle] carbon fiber, fiberglass composite, [net] clear rubber
    [length] 37 in, [head] 13 x 18 in, [bag depth] 12 in
    Recommended Use
    fly fishing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year limited

    Tech Specs

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    Catch and release

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    The camo finish on this net is very eye catching. I use it for wade fishing and it works great out of a boat as well. It's very lightweight and durable. It also floats which is a huge added bonus.

    Holds fish

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    When. maybe if. I catch a fish this net will do its job, lightweight easy to bring along, the net is easier to bring the fish in than your bare hands.

    Quality, Length, Trout House

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have carried this net for the past 3+ years or so, and picked it up after guiding with wooden nets, which were way too heavy. I really enjoy the nomad series of nets, especially the mid guide.

    The mid guide offers great length for personal use or is even good for a stretch when netting a fishing friends fish. However, it is also not too big that it cant be stored underneath your hip pack or specific net holder for your sling.

    When i wear waders I usually tuck the net between my wading belt and my waders and then also put my hip pack over that as well. When summer finally rolls around and i find myself wet wading I still dont have too much of an issue tucking under my hip pack.

    Only reason I am getting a new one is because mine is somewhere at the bottom of the river, oh well.

    Quality, Length, Trout House

    Great Net!!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This net is really well made and durable. I can see myself getting many years of use out of this net. Even with the mid length handle this net is very lightweight and almost unnoticeable on long outings. I agree with others that the extra reach is well worth it for landing fish when your alone or too far from a fishing buddy. I have the Simms G4 Pro Hip Pack and it slips perfectly between that and my back. Highly recommend this product from FishPond

    Solid net, decent carry

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This is a good light net. I wanted the extra-reach of the mid length handle because landing fish was starting to look like a yoga move (fly rod stretched to 2oclock, net stretched to 8oclock). And for this, the net is awesome. And light. And it floats.

    However I'm still not comfortable carrying it with my sling pack. Stuffed in my wading belt, pinned by my sling works, but as soon as you bring the sling to the front for flies, tippet, hemos, etc. the whole system falls apart. You can see in the photo that it's all a bit awkward. If someone has a tip, please comment!

    In some ways I traded one hassle (landing a fish) for another (accessing my stuff).

    Solid net, decent carry

    Hey Niklas! I have the Patagonia Stealth hip pack and I totally hear your concerns and issues with this net. I have found it works best in a loop in the pack itself. Does that Orvis pack you have have any loops on the side or anything you could keep it tucked in?

    Better reach

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I've had a Broden net for a while (which is still a good net), but eventually I got tired of nearly losing fish at the net. The light weight design and longer handle makes netting fish easier both for yourself and others. I got the Brookie edition and it looks awesome. The handle can be used to measure fish quickly w/o having to break out the tape measure.

    TIP: To keep the rim from getting too scratched up, use several layers of black electrical tape on the outside of the rim. Of course if you have to replace the net, you'll have to remove it all.

    Awesome Quality Net

      This net is great and makes it that much easier to net fish. The length is perfect for tucking into your wading belt and meant for serious fishers. Love the grip on the handle and the fish print.

      Awesome for those larger fish

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      We purchased this net to bring up to Canada as our Brodin Frying Pan was a bit too small. It is nice and light but strong and large enough to deal with aggressive 24in bull trout.

      Awesome for those larger fish

      Fishpond mid length nomad net

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I originally bought the hand net but the handle was just too short for me. Went and purchased the mid length and it's perfect. I can slide it in my wading belt and it stays put. Super light, floats and durable! Can't go wrong with any of the nomad lineup.

      Terrific Net

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I bought this net as a substitute to my small hand net on trips where I may be hauling in larger fish, or need a bit more reach. I was concerned about it being cumbersome when I purchased it, but it has been no problem whatsoever. Now, I almost never use my small net, due to the the extra utility this net provides without compromising my mobility.

      If you need another net, it'll be this.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I used a Brodin wooden hand net with rubber bag for a few years before getting this one. For less money and less weight you get so much more with the Fishpond. Full disclosure, I got my Fishpond net from the original company that Fishpond bought (Nomad). The nets are the same except Fishpond added some fish prints. I got this mid-length net because I wanted a bit more reach and a larger basket/opening. The net has seen a lot of fishing, I get out 4-8x a month for trout and it has held up extremely well. It even floats a bit which is nice since I don't use a tether…just lodge it between my back and sling pack. I haven't had a need to replace the net (I've had a couple breaks in the net) but I'm sure it'd be easy. I love it so much, I bought a Fishpond-Nomad net in a shorter length for those trips where a shorter net is needed (think tight fishing on small creeks for brookies). You don't always need a net for brookies, but just in case you run into a random big one it's good for both of us.

      If you need another net, it'll be this.