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Re: NFC: RE: Re: Umbrella Net
After trying or trying, I've finally gotten it sort of together.
However, rather than laying flat, its quite tented -- the angle being
about 30 degrees. Is this even close to right?
Russell_McGraw at palmercay_com wrote:
> it does resemble a tent with only the flooring and a frame - no sides at
> all (or an upside down umbrella with a really strange handle?). the line
> is attached to the top of the frame where all the legs meet. it's just
> lowered straight down and usually from a dock or bridge.
> no "opening" is required. the mesh sits flat on the bottom and the legs
> form the tent frame so anything small enough to fit between the legs has a
> chance of being captured (i've caught some right nice flounder in mine,
> very tasty!).
> slight currents are no problem but the mesh provides enought resistance to
> the water that a 4 or 5 knot current can cause the net to come up sideways
> on retrieval (sometimes that doesn't matter to the critters in it). be
> SURE you are dangling the net on the down current side of the bridge/dock
> you are lowering it from or at least be sure you don't set it in the path
> of a piling (here we have barnacles and oysters on everything and a net
> caught in those is a net you'll replace.
> the stronger the current, the heavier the weight you'll need to keep the
> net in place (i have on occasion used a brick in some of my larger nets).
> makes it tough to bring up but the pocket is deep enought the shrimp and
> fish can't easily escape even when the net comes up at a steep angle.
Joshua L. Wiegert
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