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I’m a big fan of the EGO extendible net.

My handle failed after about a year of use. The handle slips where it shouldn’t. I called EGO in Caldwell Idaho. They looked up my purchase and sent me a new handle for $15 bucks to cover shipping (great). They mentioned that a little JB Weld could fix the original. The new handle arrived in about 2 days

2nd trip with new handle and it failed in the same way.

Now I have a proven technique to repair.

I used 100 grit to rough up the metal before applying a generous gooping of the 2 part mixture.

Easy enough to wipe off the bead of goop after sliding the handle into the correct position.

I see a lot of these nets out on kokanee fishing grounds. Am I the only one who experienced a failure?

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Equipment failures can ruin a day. Over the years I've learned that if netting heavy fish, once the fish is in the net, let the net hang straight down instead of holding it extended out while bringing the fish over the gunnel. Hanging down helps to close the net and puts less stress on the handle and rim of the net.
 
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