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Event Article: 2008 ICAST Show - Las Vegas, NV

EGO's new Reach and Wade nets

Date: 7/24/08
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Admission: Buyers & Press Only
Reviewer: Team TackleTour






Introduction: It has been a few years since we have looked at an EGO net and during that time the company has taken their well designed floating nets and expanded with new versions for a greater range of applications including wade and crappie fishing.


Grant shows Zander the latest designs from EGO


EGO nets feature a innovative grip design, excellent strength to weight ratio, non tangle mesh, a unique scoop design, light overall weight, and they float. Three years ago we reviewed the EGO Large net and found the product to be well designed save for the ability to be broken down for easier transport.


The EGO rubber mesh series is perfect for catch and release fishing, the soft rubber prevents hook snags and is easy on fish scales and gills


At this year's show the company showcased their latest nets including a compact version called the EGO Wade. Designed as the only wade and surf landing net series that floats the new series is designed to be both durable and light weight in overall design.


What is this shrunken down version?


The EGO Wade comes with a quick clip elastic lanyard for easy attachment to wade belts and vests. Unlike other nets as long as the net is clipped in anglers don't have to worry about this net being far from reach when it comes time to land fish.


Meet the new EGO Wade, designed for wade and surf fishing


The EGO Wade is available in either rubber or nylon mesh and in three sizes. Prices start at 34.99 for the small version with rubber mesh and go up ten dollars per size.


We were intrigued by the long handled EGO Reach net


While in the EGO booth we notice a large aluminum handled net called the EGO reach. This net has already been introduced and has become a popular net among Crappie anglers that need a long handle to secure fish quickly. The 8 foot 6 inch reach is perfect for trolling and spider rigging.


The EGO Reach has a reach over 8 feet in length


The net expands and breaks down by extending three segments in the handle. They lock into place with tension collars. The EGO Reach is also available with both types of mesh and the nylon version retails for 34.99 while the rubber mesh version costs 39.99.


The EGO Reach has a opening designed to make landing crappie easy


Grant at EGO also showed Zander exactly what he had been hoping for from the company, the latest version of the original net series which now features a removable handle which allows the net to break down, making them easier to put into rod lockers or transport in cars from one fishing hole to the next.


Grant Corbett at EGO shows us the newest floating nets from the company


The EGO Wade series capitalizes on all the features that made the original nets so good. The quality ergonomics make the lightweight floating small version of the original a wade and surf anglers best friend in the skinny. The EGO Reach is as application specific as nets get and caters to Crappie anglers that want greater reach and control than traditional nets offer. Designed for the savvy angler, the EGO product offering blends design and technology into one easy to handle package.










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