A reputation for top performance makes Frabill the #1 choice in seine nets; superior quality keeps it that way. The special poly netting won't absorb water and dries fast. The camo black color blends in, won't spook bait. Evenly spread floats and weights for uniform spread and tracking
Frabill 2156 Minnow Seine
4' X 20'
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have been using minnow seines for over 30 years. I purchased the Frabill seine and was pleased with the quality of materials used in its construction. My disappointment came when I used it. The bottom of the net is not properly weighted, causing it to rise off the bottom when being dragged. Of course this means that the minnows swim out under the net. After 6 passes through water dense with minnows I only managed to catch two of them when I should have caught thousands. If you actually want to catch minnows do NOT buy this product. When I complained about the net's performance to the sales clerk his response was to buy lead weights and sew them to the bottom. This net should be properly weighted at the factory, why should I pay for and install extra weights to make this product work? I returned the net for a refund and will continue to use my 20 year old net until I can find one to replace it that actually works.
I have used this for several years now and it is still holding up well. I am careful to rinse it with fresh water after every use, however. The net functions well and was inexpensive. Our main use is to seine in the shallows of the Chesapeake Bay and then put in a bucket the minnows, crabs, shrimp, etc., that comes out so that the kids can observe. We then throw everything back in the water. As an educational tool, it has been great.
Net is made of light weight, tear resistant material, but it is a little stiff and does not easily conform to the contour along the seafloor and there are not enough lead weights along the bottom to hold it down securely when dragging along the bottom. I think I will try adding more weights,,,,
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