Re: NANFA-- Louisiana collecting trip

D. Martin Moore (
Sun, 9 Apr 2000 22:01:18 -0700

Quoth Bruce Stallsmith regarding NANFA-- Louisiana collecting trip:

> several smallish sloughs where they ran under the road. If you've
> never collected with BG, you've missed one of the best collecting
> tools around--his throw hoop net, enabling collecting in areas
> difficult to gracefully sample. Between the hoop and a standard dip

This hoop net is such a great idea I had Memphis Net & Twine make
me one. They offer a "shad scoop" in various diameters. I had
them make one with 1/8" mesh for an extra $10. I should be getting
it in the mail in the next couple of days. Now, if only I can talk
them into donating a couple of these to the convention...

My son made one of these hoops out of a discarded dipnet.
Unforunately he didn't tie the throw line securely, and the net
disappeared in 6 feet of muddy water the first time he used it!


"Cry to it, nuncle. as the cockney did to the eels when she put
'em i' the paste alive; she knapped 'em o' the coxcombs with a
stick, and cried 'Down wantons, down!'"

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