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    Default Darent Valley Specialist landing net handle. 1.6 to 3metres.

    I have been using a Conoflex extending landing net handle for years. Decent bit of kit but more than a tad heavy. I saw these in; The Tackle Box, at Dartford. I have a couple of their rods and they have been very good value. Darent Valley is their own brand.

    It is supplied in a decent bag of far higher quality than the J Cloth type material the rods come in. The locking mechanism is a series of fingers that are fixed on the larger tube these are compressed by a threaded sleeve that has an internal cone. Dead simple the same as the one it is replacing. It’s slimmer than the Conoflex by far and seems strong and well made. For just short of £35 it seems a bargain.


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    Default Re: Darent Valley Specialist landing net handle. 1.6 to 3metres.

    Looks brilliant Ray.

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    Default Re: Darent Valley Specialist landing net handle. 1.6 to 3metres.

    If it's like the rods then it will be a bargain and well up to the task.

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    Default Re: Darent Valley Specialist landing net handle. 1.6 to 3metres.

    I like their kit too.

    How much does it weigh Ray ? ...web site does not say..

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    Default Re: Darent Valley Specialist landing net handle. 1.6 to 3metres.

    I just scanned the rods too,great value and from what I hear on FM quality items too.

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    Default Re: Darent Valley Specialist landing net handle. 1.6 to 3metres.

    I’ve had a Drennan Series 7 Ex Strong Carp Match 3.3m, 3 piece take apart net pole for years. Brilliant quality and strong as anything. It’s one of those Eureka pieces of kit that, having found it, you’ll never replace.

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    Default Re: Darent Valley Specialist landing net handle. 1.6 to 3metres.

    Quote Originally Posted by Philip View Post
    I like their kit too.

    How much does it weigh Ray ? ...web site does not say..
    It weighs 14oz exactly, which compares very favourably with my Conoflex handle which is about a foot shorter and weighs in at a rather hefty 1lb 5oz.


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    Default Re: Darent Valley Specialist landing net handle. 1.6 to 3metres.

    How does it feel on the bank Ray when landing a decent fish?

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    Default Re: Darent Valley Specialist landing net handle. 1.6 to 3metres.

    Quote Originally Posted by mikench View Post
    How does it feel on the bank Ray when landing a decent fish?
    Okay, bit of flex and not as stiff as the Conoflex, which is built like a tank.


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    Default Re: Darent Valley Specialist landing net handle. 1.6 to 3metres.

    On the the strength of this thread I got myself one of these as well and as Ray says its very light and seems well made.

    My concern is that as its very slim it is a bit bendy when extended so I dont think I will be trying to lift anything too large without gripping the net head first.

    On a positive note there is a no quibble replacement on the DV range should it fail.
    Last edited by Philip; 15-11-2019 at 14:13.

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