I’m one of those guys that really enjoys wet wading and bringing as little gear with me as possible. That said I also like to try and have a net with me no matter the size of the fish. It’s simply good practice and I believe helps with mortality rates of released fish.
That’s why when I stumbled across the Net Holster from the Smith Creek Company I was genuinely excited. Finally a solid way to carry a net without having to bring the other stuff. The net holster lets you carry your net without a magnet, length of rope, or the need to wear a vest or backpack. You simply slide the aluminum buckle through a wading or regular belt and voila you’re ready to rock. The net sits handle-down, very securely and out of the way right next to your back. It’s more secure than shoving your net down your belt and it won’t swing around from the top your vest or pack and whack you in the head all day. The net holster seemed to adjustable for almost any net size. We shoved a giant boat net in it as well as a hand net. I also found that my net almost never snagged while walking through thick brush like it usually does while hanging on a magnet or swinging from a lanyard. If you’ve given up on nets for any of the reasons above I’d recommend giving the net holster a try.
More info can be found in the video below, and at Smithcreek.co.
MSRP $34.95 US