Still in the stone age?

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kenpix

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Perhaps I'm a bit out of date but I'm still using an alloy telescopic landing net handle, which has served me well for about forty years and landed fish to 21 lbs without trouble. Anyone else use one? I keep reading on MD stories of carbon handles (presumably cheaper ones) breaking.
 

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I've got my old alloy one as a spare

Use a cheap middy fibreglass/carbon one...strong as owt
 

groundhog

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[:)] If you are on about the telescopic type that were green on the outside with a white nylon collar and brass thumb screw I still have one.[:T]
As they say if it aint broke dont fix it, carbon handles are lighter but the alloy were stronger all round.[:T]
[:D][:D][:D]
 

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Mines still an ally one. Black with a twist lock collar and probably too heavy for a net float to be of any use



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Trogg

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shang, you've hit the nail on the head as far as i'm concerned.

The lightweight carbon ones are in my mind for the matchmen and those who want to use a net float.....i'm happy using my alloy one [:)]
 

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Got an old alloy one, amongst others. Does the job just fine.
 

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I've had people ask to borrow my landing net in the past. I cann't believe folk go fishing without a landing net[xx(]
 

shang

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With an ally handle there's not the fear of treading on it on slippery, muddy banks.
 

Dslayer

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Alloys are far lighter than fibre poles!
Looking for a decent extendable alloy pole that is lockable at all lengths up to 4 metres.
 

Col7777

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That is all I ever use, I had a fibre handle snap on me once so went back to the alloy one.
 

JohnC

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Always carry my dads old one with me as a spare! I find it easier to push a carbon one over the front of a platform (from my seat) because it does`t have a `step` on the joint.
 

hydro79

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I have both, use the metal for my carp nets and the carbon for my spoon net, the carbon just feels too flexible.
 
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