Sam is back from teaching, working in the shop and playing on the river.
Finding a USA company to make these small nylon catch release net bags was a definite challenge. Fortunately I have found a company that offered a soft nylon net bag in a variety of sizes and colors.
To have the best fit in your landing net frame the net bag should be under slight tension when they are attached. I strongly advise obtaining the bag before you build the frame. You can shrink the net bag by briefly immersing in hot water but the effect is variable. They are made in the USA and each net bag is hand-sewn so there is a degree of variation. (I sometimes will over dye these bags to soften the colors when I use them in my nets. Be sure to mix the dye in cold or slightly warm water, you may need to wait overnight for the dye the penetrate).
Please note: because of their small circumference there is more variation in these small bags during manufacturing.
Also the colors are very vibrant. In the past I have had Blue, Black, Red, Green and Yellow net bags. Black was the best seller. I am open to customer feed back as to color selection. I am planning to re-order in black and yellow. The yellow dyes to a nice kaki or soft green depending on the thread that was use in manufacturing.
I supply a length of the same nylon cord I use for stringing my nets, with all net bag purchases.
22 inch Circumference net frame 8 inches deep; black and red
25 inch Circumference net frame 8 inches deep; black and blue
28-29 inch Circumference net frame 9 inches deep; black
31-32 inch Circumference net frame 9 inches deep, black