DON'T MAKE THE MISTAKE OF THINKING A LANDING NET IS JUST A LANDING NET.
Landing nets are an incredibly crucial aspect of any fly fisher's kit, and there are many options to choose from. Believe it or not, each landing net is designed with a specific use in mind... which means that you need the right product for the particular landing you'll be doing. We can talk all day about what is the best net but at the end of the day it's a personal choice so I'll tell you what I use and why. For general trout/strem fishing I prefer a light weight timber teardrop net with a knotless fine rubber mesh, these are fish friendly and easy to carry and tend to snag less on the scrub. If I am fishing lakes or places like New Zealand I use the medium size Mcleans weigh net again in the fine rubber mesh. I like this net when fishing for large fish as it will land a 20lb fish. The scales in the handle are acurate so you know when you have landed that trophy fish. I hope this helps you choose your next landing net.