Ego S1 Genesis Guide Series Net Review
After having the chance to use this net for over a month, I give you the Ego Net Review!
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Ego Net Review [VIDEO]
Previously, I had been using a net made by YakAttack that I actually really liked.
The ergonomic design and collapsible handle were added bonus features I enjoyed as well.
However, the one thing I did not like about the net was the actual net itself.
Yes, the net had a proper rubber coating to protect the slime of fish, but the holes themselves were too big.
I found that this was causing damage to some of the fish I was catching.
This sparked a mini-quest to find a new net.
Upon recommendation from an Insider Member, I checked out Ego Nets.
There are several features that make this net unique when compared to others.
The first is that the net is a floating net but it also has an aluminum handle.
This type of design was intended for wading or kayak fishing.
You can even unscrew the aluminum handle to create a shorter, compact net for wade fishing.
The handle on the net itself is larger than normal so you can have a firm, secure grip on it.
This makes it so much easier to use the leverage of your arm and elbow to bring the fish up.
As I touched on before, the main reason for purchasing this net was the net material.
The net is still rubber-coated as normal but the holes are significantly smaller than in my previous net.
The bottom of the net has even smaller mesh so any fins or parts of the fish can’t be harmed by the net.
Another cool feature than may be a selling point to other anglers is the net has a ruler included on the net mesh.
So far, it seems to be pretty accurate.
But I would not depend on this to determine whether a fish is of legal size or not.
Just for curiosity purposes, you can eyeball the rough size of fish you catch.
Finally, the net itself is replaceable.
There is a zipper on the underside of the net that you can undo to release the net and buy a new one.
This actually saves you money by only having you buy a new net rather than replace the entire assembly.
The first con that I can think of is that due to the finer mesh of the net, there is some resistance when you are trying to move it in the water.
Just something to keep in mind when you go to swoop the net in the water to scoop up the fish.
The second con is that this particular model is not as wide as I would prefer.
Typically, I like a little bit of a wider net.
This is something you can learn to live with but a feature I definitely miss about my old net.
The last con about this net is the overall price.
It is a high-quality net and it has the necessary features for inshore fishing, but it is on the higher side in terms of price.
At the time of recording, this net retailed for about $119.
It could save you money in the long run on other low-quality nets and the net is replaceable on the Ego Nets.
The Ego Net definitely has features on it that you normally would not see in other nets.
If you are in the market for a nicer, new landing net, I recommend the Ego Net.
My initial experiences with this net have overall been positive.
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