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    sportsman's net

    Thanks Arry, always a pleasure to deal with good folk like yourself. ATB, Les
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    sportsman's net

    I'm far from being back to full health and wondering if I ever will be at this rate, things could of been much worse so I count myself lucky.
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    sportsman's net

    Thats one of the pitfalls of providing a quality product, eventually your at capacity but the work still keeps coming. I do everything myself, I have zero help with anything at all, im up until the early hours every day welding, rigging, wrapping, booking couriers and trying to keep on top of things but sometimes it gets too much for one man. Between all that I have to squeeze in some enjoyment, I couldn't call myself a longnetter if I didnt get out and do a bit with the webs. Unfortunately I only manged a few trips last season before a bad car crash ruined my back and put a stop to everything, including rigging nets. The new season is almost upon us and i'm very much looking forward to it. its going to be interesting thats for sure
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    Always got my eye on a few drops no matter the time of year, only managed one or 2 last season before my car crash left me back fuxxked and walking like Quasimodo!
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    Best quicksets these days.

    Aye Joe, best design by far are these Cumbrian baskets
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    Purse nets

    Bill is a true gent and makes a cracking net.
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    Sheet Netting Nylon 10-12Oz

    Did you get sorted for the 10z sheet netting Vin???
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    Longnet Poles

    I sell mine for £2.60p each with grommets and caps fitted.
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    Sorry guys, been away for a few weeks. All PM's replied to.
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    Alloy Wheel Cleaner.

    Basotect acoustic foam is perfect for cleaning alloy wheels
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    Long Nets For Sale

    I rarely advertise on eBay nowadays, word of mouth keeps me busy enough.
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    Long Net Poles

    Hazel pegs all day long for a traditional net, plentiful and free. Now's the time to get some cut as the sap is drawing down. I cut mine 24" this allows a little for pointing and rounding off the ends to save your quicks and make pushing into the ground a little more comfortable. I prefer my pegs a little thinner than most, ideally the thickness of my forefinger but its personal preference. If you rigging up a quickset net then fibreglass poles with proper grommets is what you'll be wanting, make sure you get caps on the end. those splinters are irritating little buggers. If you need any Fibreglass poles drop me a PM. Les
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    Longnets The Pros And Cons

    TC Ive still got a few yards of that 4" mesh stuff from Chris myself . ive just finished rigged a 25 yard trammel up with it as the 4z sheets ive had made are 41/4" As for the quality of nylon nowadays, it is like night and day, horrible stuff blended with recycled crap and full of bonding. Hence i've had my own sheets made, like the stuff of old, soft as silk. My choice of weapon for a longnet is 4z, I want to catch rabbits first and foremost and the 4z is the best tool for the job. ANY NET will pick up debris but these heavy nylon nets will not catch anywhere near as good as a well rigged, well placed 4z, be that traditional or quickset.
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    Ferreting Using Rubbish Nets,......

    There's Pro's and Cons for almost every material we use for purse nets, I doubt you'll find a better material than a light z twisted twine for pursing up a rabbit on clean sets, you would struggle to beat a small braided nylon net in thick blackthorn. If i didnt have the time or Patience for knitting a net from scratch then a sheet of 10z nylon with a minimum 41/4" full mesh would be my go to for filling my net bag quickly, they'll see you right for years to come. Knitting from scratch would be braided nylon if you dont mind double knotting, single then id be going for a quality 20/24 spun poly from engles. I wouldnt touch spun nylon nowadays purely on a cost factor. Plenty of things to think about when choosing your purse net IMO
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    20/12 Spun Poly Single Or Double Strand ?

    As smithie has already said, 20/12 doubled up will be quite weighty. Ive found the 20/12 fine knitted single. I use a 41/2" full mesh on the 20/12 @ 15 deep plus selvages.