Looking for a trout net, as I have been landing them by wet hand when fly fishing. Im not catching large trout-most of them come up 6-10 inches. The smaller the net the better-I need to pack light, any recommendations?
I've used this one for years for bank fishing. Pretty lightweight and the net hoop collapses down too which is super handy to stash in the backpack for long hike ins/outs. My only complaint would be the netting. It's gentle on fish, but wow does it take a while to get a hook out of it if the hook comes loose.
About a month ago I picked up an Ego net for kayak fishing. Absolutely love it for kokanee as the hooks don't get tangled in the coated netting, it's a perfect length for using from the kayak, and it floats. Probably doesn't fit the bill for what you're looking for though, it's bulky and heavy.