With anglers become increasing conservation minded, especially when it comes to releasing fish, an increasing number are turning to fish-friendly nets that are easy on the fish and save precious time returning them to the water. Frabill’s Trophy Haul™ Power Extend nets feature innovative design features like Power Extend handles that quickly increase the handle length from 38 to 72 inches with the touch of a button. Available in three sizes (18″ x 21″; 21″ x 24″ and 24″ x 27″), all incorporate an LED light in the yoke that makes it easier to land fish during those nighttime striped bass forays. A reflective coating on the hoop of the net that lights up in the light from the LED eliminates any chance of a bad net job.
The Power Extend net’s asymmetrical Lock-Down Netting™ design allows the fish to fall almost directly below the handle, making lifting your catch easier. The basket of these nets feature Frabill’s innovative Landing Pad™, a solid, snag-free fabric that allows the fish to get deep within the net without allowing hooks to pierce or tangle in it. A flat-bottomed conservation net and snag-proof fish slide make these nets especially fish-friendly.
If you have your sights set on that trophy striper, consider the Trophy Haul Predator model with all of the same features, as well as a heavy duty, reinforced handle, and boasting an extra large net measuring 27 x 30 inches. A Securi-tab on the bottom of the net allows you to keep the net free and clear while waiting to net a fish. MSRP on the Predator is $159.99. For more information, go to www.frabill.com.