|It is always interesting for us fly
fishermen to know which insects are active in the water we fish. A insect inventory gets
you a very important list of all imitations that are interesting for you to tie on to the
leader. You also receive the information on which levels in the water you should present
your flies. The equipment for making these inventories that have been available until know
have been either to small to do the job or too big to carry around. Small insect nets have
been for sale for a long time but they are too small to provide a quick response of the
insect population and they also add to the number of equipment we fly fishermen today
carries around. Another alternative is the home made net that you stretch between two
small poles which you hold down in the stream. It works well but is too big to bring on
every fishing trip so often you will leave it home.
If you have been fly fishing for many years you have probably learn how to
bring down your equipment to a minimum. So you have a dilemma; you don't want to add more
things to your west or fishing bag but you really like to do quick insect inventories.
I have lately tested a new aid to solve
this dilemma. It is a option for your landing net. It is a small pouch that you fasten to
your net, you are not even aware of its presence until you need it. Then you just bring it
out from the pouch and stretch it over the net frame. A couple of scoops and you have a
net full of important information that will help you to a successful fishing trip.
This equipment are called Quick
Seine, and are manufactured and sold by Angling Designs in Denver, Colorado, USA (http://www.anglingdesigns.com).
It is available in two different sizes:
Regular: fits nets up to 9"W x 13"L and size Large fits nets up to 10,5"W x
I have tested this equipment during the
Spring fishing this year in my local streams and I have nothing to complain about. I have
used it every time and it have not failed once.
I have during the years reduced the fly
fishing equipment that I carry around when fishing to a minimum so I am very skeptic to
make any addition to it. But I have become a big fan of this tool, so the Quick
Seine are nowadays a important part of my fly fishing package.
So do your self a favor and test this
tool, I can highly recommend it.
For more info on the Quick
Seine go the the webiste: