Unique diamond aluminium alloy rim (21" diameter)
NEW knotless, pan style base, 'Shake Dry' net bag (23" deep)
Hexagonal aged-hardened and tempered aluminium alloy internal anodised shaft
Round aluminium alloy external anodised shaft
'Grip and twist' locking mechanism
Nylon glass-toughened resin moulded knuckle assembly
Durable rubber end cap
'Hands-free' angling lanyard
Line tray facility
Fitted with NPVC adjustable grip
Nylon glass-toughened resin moulded ground spike
Aluminium yield strength: 12lbs (when retracted)
Frame weight: approximately 800 grams
Frame length when folded: approximately 0.92 mtrs
Frame length when retracted: approximately 1.48 mtrs
Frame length when extended: approximately 2.19 mtrs
Time-served engineers and craftsman machine mould and hand-finish each component to ensure your landing net performs beautifully in the field.
Both the rim and shaft are manufactured from aluminium as it is extremely versatile and the world’s most abundant third most common element comprising 8% of the earth’s crust. It has a unique combination of properties which combine lightness, strength, durability, and corrosion resistance.
A wide range of alloys are available to exploit these properties to the full yet Fastnet have gone a step further and designed a unique alloy that provides the best strength-to-weight ratio for each Fastnet landing net design.
WHY AGE HARDENED AND TEMPERED?
Your landing net rim and shaft are put through a heat treatment process to age-harden and temper the aluminium. As aluminium gets stronger as it gets older this stimulates the ageing process to the point of maximum strength.
WHY THE DIAMOND & HEXAGONAL SHAPE?
When landing your catch pressure is applied to specific areas of the rim and shaft. The alloy is designed to withhold pressure in these areas whilst remaining lightweight.
Try crushing an egg by applying pressure at the top and bottom to see what we mean; exceptionally strong and light and it's all down to the shape!
WHY THE ANODISED AND NON ANODISED FINISH?
Aluminium responds well to a variety of finishing methods; each provides an attractive and highly durable finish.
Many Fastnet shafts are anodised to provide added protection against oxidisation and to create a sleek finish. The salmon net shafts are the only exception to this rule as they take a lot more punishment in the field of fishing.
Oxidisation takes many years to manifest therefore a properly cleaned and stored landing net will last a lifetime.
LINE TRAY FUNCTIONALITY
This net will act as a line tray at whatever height you need as the extending leg will lock in any position. It will keep your line tangle free due to the size of the mesh used and make sure every cast will reach its full potential, and flips over to a landing net one handed so this can be done while playing a fish.
NYLON GLASS TOUGHENED RESIN COMPOSITE KNUCKLE
Despite initial appearances this is not made from plastic. It is, in fact, manufactured from nylon glass toughened resin, the very best composite mix of materials, ensuring exceptional strength. Another benefit to this design is that it significantly reduces net bag snagging. Each knuckle is custom moulded for each style of landing net.
AUTOMATIC, SPRING LOADED INTERLOCKING PIN
Used on the folding range of landing nets. Simply flip the net open with one hand and it automatically locks into the operating position.
GRIP & TWIST SELF-LOCKING MECHANISM
Used on telescopic nets it allows you to grip and twist your external shaft allowing easy locking at any point along the internal shaft.
‘HANDS FREE’ TRANSPORTSING LANYARD, CLIP, O-RING & D-RING
Simply allowing you to keep your hands free for carrying everything else you require!
NEW KNOTLESS PAN STYLE BASE 'SHAKE DRY' NET BAG
Our nets take into consideration the conservation measures that have been introduced to ensure healthy fish stocks continue to flourish for future generations to enjoy (i.e. a fish friendly knotless mesh to avoid damage to eyes, gills, fins and body).
NYLON GLASS-TOUGHENED RESIN COMPOSITE GROUND SPIKE
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