Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Fly Product...The Smith Creek Net Holster

Smith Creek already has one "Best Accessory" from last years IFTD, their Rod Clip. Another amazing product that they produce is the Net Holster. Coming in a little steep at $34.95, it is a pretty nice accessory to have for those of us who tend to carry around a lot of gear but have no place to put it.

It can hold both wooden and metal nets in large and small sizes (shown above). Here's what president and designer, Wayne Smith of Smith Creek has to say about it...

"We're lucky to live in New Zealand with it's year around world-class fly fishing, and I take full advantage of it. But it can often be along hike to get to the best water and one day, while untangling my net from a bush for the 100th time, I came up with a better way to carry that all important part of a fly fishing kit.

For years I'd do what one of my professional guide friends did and stuck the net handle in my wading belt behind my back. We've worn many a hole in the back of our waders that way and it's a unwelcome surprise when freezing cold water suddenly runs down your backside, usually in the middle of winter.

A few dozen prototypes and many fishing / field-testing days later (yes, someone had to do it), I'm thrilled with the Net Holster. It works great, and it sure beats trying to clip a net behind your back. My guide friend is still using the prototype I gave him to test a couple of years back."

It is available in both blue and green, shown below.

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