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Gear Review: Fishermen in Your Family Need a PNW Net [PICS]

All images by Brad Smith unless noted

PNW landing nets are some of the finest nets available today. 

Recently, I was lucky enough to get in contact with Ryan Bittle, one half of the net building team at PNW Landing Nets.

I was very impressed with how their nets looked and also the image that their company illustrates through their Instagram account.

After a few quick e-mails back and forth and one phone call to make sure the net I was asking for would actually fit my fishing style, an order was placed. A few short weeks later and I had my first PNW net.


Ryan’s father, Bill, is a retired master carpenter and creates every single wooden net by hand.

The details behind the smooth edges and round designs, as well as the glossy finish, is impressive to say the least.

Every net floats and also only comes with fish friendly rubber net bags to protect the fish as much as possible.

PNW Landing Nets

So far, multiple North American game fish have found their way inside my PNW net.

More importantly, each one of them has found their way back out injury free. This is particularly important when it comes to more fragile species like trout.

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Another feature that sold me on PNW Nets was the customizable handle lengths. Depending on your height and fishing style, this is great for tucking behind a belt loop or lumbar fishing pack and not having the net smack the back of your legs all day as you wade.

The next time you are in the market for a new net, be sure to check out PNW first.

As of now, the name recognition isn’t quite there as compared to some of the bigger players in the industry, but the quality, workmanship, and construction is superior in every way.

All images by Brad Smith unless noted

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Gear Review: Fishermen in Your Family Need a PNW Net [PICS]