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in my neck of the woods we call them hoop nets.

 

 

Fyke net Fyke nets are bag-shaped nets which are held open by hoops. These can be linked together in long chains, and are used to catch eels in rivers. If fyke nets are equipped with wings and leaders, they can also be used in sheltered places in lakes where there is plenty of plant life. Hundreds of these nets can be connected into systems where it is not practical to build large traps.[18]

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they are illegal to use here as of now.....but in a world without rule of law.....

the one show is without the "throat" of the trap

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Nets are a great way to provide food in a survival situation IMO. I carry an IMPs net in my BOB but they are no longer available thru Brigade Quartermasters. It's 7'x3 1/2' (approx).

Nets can be used to create camouflage, fishing, as a forage bag (especially along the coast or where scavenging wet items), tie gear in to hang (like a bear bag), small animal/bird trap, help with making a shelter (weave reeds in to form mat panels), and fishing. They weigh next to nothing and have several uses.

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i agree on all counts......great work savers....they fish all day and night so you can handle some of the other thousand things that have to be done. with a few nets and a trap/snare line in the right places calories come to you.....and taste way better than you average mre. plus you can save bullets.

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Also they are quiet. Nothing shouts I am here than a rifle round to take game. Even if the person hearing the shot isn't a raider, it could cause some awkwardness when someone comes to help you eat the game you just harvested.

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memphis nets(google it) has some nice ones. i bought mine at a local fishing store in texarkana texas.....no internet site for them tho....they called it a "nylon fish basket"...like i said, they aren't legal here.

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Cabelas and Bass Pro offer them as well. If you want a longer net to cover an entire creek/stream/river/ditch, look for gill nets but again, they aren't legal to use in many areas. In a SHTF situation, my family eating supersedes any and all regulations passed by the very entities that have created this mess. As the old adage goes, "I'd rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6".

 

Memphis nets will also do custom nets and their prices aren't too bad. I've been in contact with them.

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if you find the nets a bit pricey wolf, i have made a do-fer hoop net out of a couple of minnow seine nets and a few sweet gum saplings.......not as effective as the store bought....i think the net pattern is to small, not sure why it matters , but it seems to.

 

 

 

btw. when using a hoop net think of it more like a folding (i can't spell colapsable today) fish trap....use bait. for catfish about any entrails will work as will dog food , cheese, ivory soap,....

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wow reg, that's a damn fine design. smaller than the 6ft one iv'e got, and perfect for a bug out.......the wife' gonna kill me....

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after last weeks spending spree she about had a fit. i can't under stand why all i bought was; 2 91-30 mosin nagant rifles $375 (after shipping and ffl fees) a crate of 7.62x54 lead tip ammo $196(after shipping) a 7.62x25 adapter for the nagants $25 (yep after shipping).... but it's ok now....we picked up her 2013 sonota $22,700......yep i spend way to much money on myself, hell my trucks only 15 years old.

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after last weeks spending spree she about had a fit. i can't under stand why all i bought was; 2 91-30 mosin nagant rifles $375 (after shipping and ffl fees) a crate of 7.62x54 lead tip ammo $196(after shipping) a 7.62x25 adapter for the nagants $25 (yep after shipping).... but it's ok now....we picked up her 2013 sonota $22,700......yep i spend way to much money on myself, hell my trucks only 15 years old.

 

hey kevin like the government say's it's only money LOL

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ya.....but they're both spending mine! hmmm...and both get pi$$ed if i speak my mind....and they both screw me.....

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