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    Default How to repair a dip net net.

    I'm getting tired of replacing my dip net nets every year so I started looking for info and came up with this page that shows some of the knots used in net repair.

    http://cfcc.edu/faculty/mvmiller/cou...r%20Manual.pdf

    Now I just need to figure out the right kind of repair twine to use.

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    Should have scrolled down the page a little and added this to the existing thread.

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    Repair twine and needles are easy.
    Go into a commercial fishing supply store like the one in Kenai and ask them which one to use.
    They will have all the stuff and it will probably cost you $15 or less.

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    Needles are easy to find but finding the 6-10 strand mending twine is harder, most gear stores don't stock it, they have the old style resin dipped stuff or just a thin 3 strand nylon twine dyed in different colors. The reason that they don't have the 6-10 strand is because it is very slippery(6-10 strands of mono) and if the right knot is not used it just slips and pulls the meshes out of shape. Unless your really good at mending its easier to just replace the web each year, the new web always fishes better because all the meshes are equal in size and not deformed and rimracking the net out of shape. I know its not out there but the only way to make the webs last longer would be to go to a heavier weight twine that the net is made of but i'm sure the supplies of dipnet webs are just using the cheapest web they can buy. I've been thinking about making some replacement bags for dipnets maybe this will be the year for me to make some nice heavy duty bags for sale??

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    The thing is Steve is dipnets don't need to be repaired like a gillnet. They are just a net bag that is harder for the fish to see.
    I have used the black mesh landing nets before from a boat and done quite well. Especially since I wasn't having to ungill the fish. Flip them into an open top cooler and back into the water as quick as possible.
    Any twine of adequate strength will work for a dipnet.
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    The easiest, quickest and cheapest is the clear little zip ties. Do it as you dip.

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