Problem-Solving Landing Net Handles

EGO Fishing helps anglers choose the right tool for the job, whether it’s an EGO S1 Genesis or EGO S2 Slider Net Handle.

Caldwell, ID – Landing nets line the high-aisles of big box and independent retailers. So, how does an angler choose the right net? With various hoop sizes, net materials – as well as myriad handle types available – it can be difficult to choose the perfect landing net. 

Good thing for Idaho, USA-based fishing accessories designer and manufactuer, EGO Fishing. EGO offers two primary landing net handle types, each suited for a specific type of fishing.

The first, the EGO S1 Genesis™, is a mid-priced net that features a handle, which detaches from a chosen net hoop. While it doesn’t extend, it does float. The Genesis family comprises five handle lengths for a variety of fishing applications: 6-inch; 13-inch; 25-inch; 31-inch; and 55-inch.

The second, the EGO S2 Slider™, is an exceptional net family that offers five extendable handle lengths. With sales that qualify the model as the “#1 Landing Net System On The Planet”, many anglers start with other EGO models and upgrade to the EGO S2 Slider over time.

Besides options to choose exactly the right handle length for your application and species, EGO’s proprietary detachable/modular net handle system makes for much easier storage than fixed-handle nets. The Slider family comprises three handle lengths for a variety of fishing applications: 18-inch (extends to 36-inches); 29-inch (extends to 60-inches); and REACH 48-inch (extends to 108-inches). S2 Slider net handles also accommodate other tools besides a landing net hoop and nettings. Simply unscrew your net and attach an EGO 8-inch Deck Brush or Deluxe EGO Deck Mop to clean your boat at the end of a good fishing day.

Benefits: EGO Fishing Modular Landing Net

Regardless of boat size, the detachable handle found on both the EGO S1 Genesis ™ and EGO S2 Slider™ means you can reduce the footprint of the entire net by detaching into two pieces. And, if you’re traveling—or having to move from one location to another —being able to detach the handle from the net hoop allows the angler to store the hoop and handle in onboard boat lockers. Let’s face it: space is always at a premium no matter the size of the boat.

Besides the commonsense storage benefits of the EGO modular platform, the net’s design also allows you to customize for different fish species. One day you might be fishing bass, and the next day you’re onto walleyes. With EGO Fishing’s S1 Genesis net platform, it’s as simple as owning two different net hoops and the same handle. You don’t need two different landing nets, just two different hoops that can be swapped out in seconds.

Popular Model(s) #1

In the walleye and saltwater fishing markets, 29-inch (extends to 60-inches) EGO S2 Slider is extremely popular. Anglers can reach out over the motor and allow quick and efficient scoops of fish far out from the back of the boat. It’s a win-win for everyone – more smiling face photos with big fish, as well as eaters dropped into the ‘well or icebox.

Popular Model(s) #2

More anglers are discovering the fun and excellent table fare involved chasing Kokanee salmon.

According to Idaho-based EGO Fishing Founder (and Kokanee nut), Grant Corbett, “Kokanee anglers love the 48-inch handle because they can extend it way out past whatever boat they’re fishing from; even from shore. As soon as the fish surfaces, anglers can net it. Since Kokanee salmon have notoriously soft mouths and the fact they go crazy as soon as they see the boat—getting a net under them is imperative.  So, as soon as the fish surfaces, you can net it, which is basically impossible with anything under a 48-inch handle.”

But the same applies to other smaller gamefish, too. Net reach simply equates to more boated fish. Period.

Corbett concludes: “We hear it all the time. There are a lot of anglers who have told us that the fish came off the hook in the air but they were able to reach out with the net because it extends so far, catch the fish in the air, and capture it for photos or the table before the fish escapes. That’s pretty cool.”

Hassle-Free For Dealers & Distributors

On the retailer and distributor side, this modular design makes shipping easy. The net head/hoop/netting ships in one box and the handle in another, eliminating the need for a giant box like what’s required when shipping fixed-handle fishing nets. Cardboard costs go down; shipping cost is reduced; and, box damage is almost non-existent, often a problem with large landing net boxes getting caught in conveyors. Then, once in the dealer or distributor space, the separate handle and hoop/netting boxes require less storage space than standard giant, one-piece net boxes.

Note to Retailers

EGO is committed to your store, offering FREE custom fit modular displays for an EGO landing net assortment. The display is proven to improve the net selection process, while bolstering sales through the instant availability of S2 Slider accessories and multiple hoop sizes. 

About Ego Fishing

Fourteen years ago, we set out on a simple mission – to develop a better fishing landing net solution that addressed the many functional and performance problems that existed with the traditional products. What started out as a small landing net company has now grown into the innovation leader in the fishing net and accessories category of the sport fishing industry. EGO products are sold at most major sporting goods retail chains and are carried by a large network of distributors and independent dealers in the United States. Distribution has also grown internationally to include countries such as Canada, Russia, South Africa, South Korea and Japan.