Review- Smith Creek Landing Net Holster

SmithCreek holster w:net
what a simple, elegant and ingenious idea ! simply tucking a net under the belt is one of the better ways to loose it and while magnet/clip systems are great, they also require wearing something: a vest, chest-pack or jacket that happens to have a loop in the right place to attach it to.
going light and ‘minimalist’ say, on a hot summer day (or bundled-up for a very cold one for that matter) can make this a bit of an issue but now we have another option and this option’s a very good one.
on and off your belt in a flash, this holster can be the deciding factor whether we bring the net to the river or not, and frankly, we’re better off with one, specially the fish !

extremely well thought out and manufactured and what seems to be as close to super-resistant and durable as it gets, outside of maybe having a hydroplane crash on you when out fishing, i can’t imagine this holster either wearing out or breaking.
fully and easily adjustable to fit any net’s handle by means of a velcro sewn along the web strap, another groovy feature worth noticing are the slots allowing you to slide it on and off the belt without having to remove the belt and thread it through. brilliant.
another cool feature is the hole at the top of the aluminium frame meaning it gives another means of attaching the holster via a clip to something and here i’m thinking this accessory will really shine attached to a float tube, pontoon boat or boat and maybe even a well-trained pack dog. cool.

after having tested this holster for several months, there’s not a single thing i can think of that i’d improve or want different, don’t hesitate.
if you want a different way to hold your net, this one’s a no-brainer. who knows, even something you’ll be able to pass on to your kids or grandkids.
SmithCreek holster back

click either image to access the Springforelle online shop to view Wayne Smith’s how-to-rig and how-to-use videos on this product and to order yours for 34.90 €

 

SmithCreek holster 1

© Marc Fauvet/The Limp Cobra 2014

3 thoughts on “Review- Smith Creek Landing Net Holster

  1. this looks great the only problem I see is dropping the net in fast water good bye net anyone have any ideas how to prevent this also this would be great to use just walking to and from spots if you have to travel trough the woods and brush

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    • hi Joseph and thanks for dropping by.
      i was thinking that as well but the easy solution is to attach the lanyard on the basket part of the net at the Y junction instead of at the handle’s bottom. simples !
      (see top pic – above the S or H of ‘Smith’)
      as for lanyard/leashes, i make my own as HERE.
      cheers,
      marc

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