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    Default Extending landing net handle

    I'm looking for a really good one which is light, preferably telescopic, extends long enough to use down very high banks and strong enough to cope with the abuse I always give my tackle. Suggestions please.
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    Drennan Super Specialist or if you don't like the unreasonable negativity that surrounds that one, try the Gardner Specialist.

    Not much choice beyond those two IMO.

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    listen to Sam,
    there is nothing wrong with the drennan super specialist, I bought one after looking for ages and it is superb. Why folk slag them off I do not know, but you will not find better, a little expensive, but you are getting a quality piece of high modulus carbon and not a mix of cheap carbon and fibre glass!

    mark

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    Drennan Super specialist for me too; used it for 2 seasons now and no problems at all.

    It's not cheap but then quality never is.

    Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers.

    Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher's salary. ~

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    Geoff, it might well be worth looking out for one of the extending aluminium ones. I've got one that extends to around 10ft. It's a 3 section hexagonal section jobbie that I bought a few years ago when my previous handle bit the dust. They're not as common as they were, but I suspect that you'll be able to find one if you have a look.
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    Another vote for the Drennan Super Speccy here - bought one a few years ago and it is spot on.
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    Default Re: Extending landing net handle

    As a matter of interest, why do folk slag this handle off?

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    Default Re: Extending landing net handle

    Quote Originally Posted by mark brailsford 2 View Post
    As a matter of interest, why do folk slag this handle off?
    Because a few of the early models had problems with the extension mechanism. That problem was solved by the time the second batches hit the market.

    But, you know us anglers, narrow minded and with long memories w.r.t. problems or negativity.

    Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers.

    Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher's salary. ~

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    Drennan Super Specialist for me too...

    If you look on the Drennan site HERE; and click on the product there is a comprehensive article covering maintenance.
    'I'm a kind of paranoid in reverse: I suspect people of plotting to make me happy...' (J.D. Salinger, 1919-2010)

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    Drennan for me too....and, as Dicky indicates, follow the maintenance tips on the Drenweb and Robert is one's uncle!
    He is every other inch a gentleman.

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