How to Replace Your Net Bag

Alright the time has finally come! Here is our step-by-step tutorial on how to properly change out or replace a net bag on a Rising Net! Luckily for you, replacing the net on a Rising Net is much more simple than having to thread and string up a wood or composite net that you typically see.

Part 1 - Removing the Old Bag :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVd8Acz-BVw

Part 2 - Putting on the New Bag : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkKFd5nssuw

 

Removing the Old Bag:

1.) Remove the Acetal Bolt that holds together your net handle and net hoop.

2.) Pinch the bottom of the hoop together, so there is less tension on the net bag.

3.) Grab ahold of the net bag where the last loop is over the bottom on the hoop, be sure to pull on the net bag and not the loop to help stretch and pull over the bottom of the hoop.

4.) Pick a side of the hoop and work the net bag around that side slowly working a loop off the hoop until you have 3 loops loose.

5.) Once the 3 loops are loose you can work the net bag around the hoop until all the loops are removed and now the bag is off the hoop.

 

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Putting on the New Bag:

1.) Start by threading each loop of the net on one side of the hoop, making sure you go the same direction through the loops each time.

2.) Slowly work the net around the hoop as you are threading each loop until there is 3-4 remaining not on the hoop.

3.) Pinch the bottom of the hoop together to help create less tension on your net bag and thread the remaining loops as before until you have just one remaining.

4.) The last loop is the most impotrant step and often where poeple are confused... The last loop on your new net bag must go over both ends of the your hoop and not just one like all the previous loops. To do this grab ahold of the net bag below your last loop and have it centered over the bottom of the hoop pinched together. Pull the last loop over both ends of the hoop.

5.) Insert the hoop back into the handle by matching up the logos on the handle and meassurements on the hoop in the same direction. Line up the holes and reinsert your Acetal bolt and you are ready for the water!

Power to the Angler

Power to the Angler

With the US fishing industry’s biggest trade show – ICAST – kicking off this week, there will be lots of product brands on display competing for “face time” with the retailers in attendance. And like other great trade shows, ICAST will provide a sensory extravaganza of the latest in fishing gear and outdoor recreational soft goods; much of which, as my grandfather always said, “was designed to catch fisherman, not fish!” It’s great fun walking the isles, catching up with friends and trying out the latest and greatest in new products and gear. However, even more interesting to me is trying to get a sense of what’s behind the marketing messages – rather “what’s the company brand stand for?”

It’s never been easier to get into the fishing products industry. Whether you’re interested in “manufacturing” lures, lines, rods, reels or fishing apparel, it’s relatively simple to find a source, foreign or domestic, to produce your product if setting up a manufacturing operation isn’t initially realistic. Then comes the challenge of distribution and retail placement. However, as many companies have found, the “direct-to-consumer” model offered by web-based companies efficiently leapfrogs those issues as well. So, from my perspective, the much bigger challenge new companies are having is answering the big question “what’s my brand stand for?”

 

Article by: Frank-Paul King

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