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RE: dip nets: reply, 1 source, how would you design the perfect dip net contest
How about self powered and an automatic fish detection mode?
From: mcclurg luke e [SMTP:mcclurgl at washburn_edu]
Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 1998 2:56 PM
To: nfc at actwin_com
Subject: Re: dip nets: reply, 1 source, how would you
design the perfect dip net contest
Here's my two cents worth...
> Here are a few things off the top of my head we need
> - length of handle
....adjustable, 4 to 8 ft.
> - metal or wood
....metal, lighter and more durable IMHO
> - extendable handle or screw together sections
....both, (why not?) extendable to "X" inches, then add more as
but if it's one or the other then screw on sections.
> - width and height of net opening
....approx. 18 inches by 15 inches.
> - round or "D" or square shapes
....you need both on this one as the area can determine the best
> - depth of net
....approx. 24 inches.
> - what material to make net out of
> - what size(s) of mesh
....fine, able to catch a 1/2 inche minner or darter.
> - removable heads (perhaps have different heads to change for
> collecting needs)
....See above comments on shapes. removables would be ideal.
> - price range you would be willing to pay for a quality net
....guaranteeit to last up to 5 years and I'd drop up to $75
one...but I don't know the going rate on quality dipnets.
> - weight considerations
....the lighter the better, hurts the shoulders to use and carry
heavy. But has to be able to stand a "power scoop" through heavy