Eleven years ago we came out with the first clear rubber net bags that we called “ghost.” They were an instant hit, flies didn’t stick in the bag and since they were clear they almost disappeared when in water making them less likely to spook fish. Soon net makers large and small adopted the “ghost” bags. However, we later discovered that these Chinese made net bags had a downside. They were made with polyvinyl chloride (PVC), the same stuff as in your household plumbing. But
We have received some complaints about fish getting caught in netting material, thrashing around and breaking their fins or jaws. And so we thought it appropriate to tell how we thought a net should best be used.
I have seen some fishermen net their fish and then lift it four feet out of the water. Then they pluck it out of the net and hold it next to their face so that their partner can get a photo. This may take several minutes to get the pose just right. Sometimes the slip
We bought our first mold to make rubber net bags in 2006, in fact we bought three different molds for different size net bags. These net bags had rectangular holes and worked ok except that fish jaws would get stuck in the holes and in many cases break their jaws. They were also manufactured with a material that contained polyvinyl chloride (PVC) which is one of the most un-environmental plastics on the planet. Naturally hard it is made softer by adding plasticizers to the PV