2010 was my first year on the Chitina, or anywhere dipnetting for that matter. We dipped from a boat, at the bottom of the canyon. We were there in mid-July, just in time for the first supplemental, and we did quite well. All our nets were on 8-10 foot poles, and were in the 3-foot diameter category.
We observed numerous nets that were more rectangular shaped, and not by accident. A couple of boats, that's all they had. These nets seemed to work better because of increased bottom-contact area.
I'm sure someone knows what I am talking about. It seemed that all these nets belonged to people from FBX, but I could be mistaken.
So, where does one get their hands on these nets? There is a possibility of 3-5 orders.