Pro Tip: The Best Tournament Fishing Net

Frabill Conservation Series net are the most popular net on the FLW Tour.

By Jeff ‘Gussy’ Gustafson

Gearing up for another new season on the water? It can be helpful to know the equipment that is bringing success to professional anglers, guides, and serious weekend warriors. Look in the boats of these experienced anglers and you will commonly find the iconic gold handles of Frabill Conservation Series nets. Here’s why:

  1. Coated Mesh Netting
    Frabill Conservation Series nets have 100% knotless mesh netting.

    100% knotless mesh netting eliminates injuries to fish commonly caused by sharp knots.

One highlight of Conservation Series nets is the thin, coated mesh designed to keep fish safe by not removing their protective slime coat and not tearing their fins. Thankfully, catch and release has become an accepted concept across North America so anglers have become more aware of the importance of taking care of the fish they catch. Another bonus of the coated mesh is that it resists hooks, which makes any angler’s day more enjoyable!

  1. Quality Construction

No doubt about it – Conservation Series nets are made with quality components. That’s what makes these nets such a great investment. Quality construction means Conservation Series nets have a longer lifespan than most fishing nets on the market. The investment is enhanced when you consider that you’re taking care of the fish you’re catching as well.

  1. Functional for Every Angler

The beauty of Conservation Series nets is that they are equally at home in a bass tournament rig as they are in a multi-species boat where anglers are catching trout, walleye, pike or panfish. The deeper net bag can safely support big fish, yet the handle slides through the yoke for compact, easy storage in any boat.

Frabill Conservation Series nets are functional and safe for multi-species fishing.

Jeff ‘Gussy’ Gustafson

  1. Easy Selection

With hundreds of nets available, it can be a challenge to know if you’re getting the right one. To simplify the process of choosing a fishing net, Frabill’s Conservation Series come in species-specific designs. Zero in on the best net for you based on your most common fishing target.

As a FLW tournament angler, I want to make sure that I’m using a reliable net that isn’t going to harm my catch. Frabill Conservation Series nets are my must-have, and they continue to be the most popular fishing nets on the FLW Tour. To see my net in action, check out this video from day 3 of a recent FLW Tournament on Lake Lanier.

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