Collapsible Pocket Seine
Modeled on the traditional kick net, this small yet effective seine is simple and quick to assemble. It is used by dislodging substrate upcurrent from the net, by walking forward in still water to trap aquatic insects and crustaceans, or held stationary in heavy water allowing specimens to drift into the net.
The netting portion is 24″ wide x 20″ high, made of 14 x 18 mesh black polyester, reinforced at the sides and bottom with Dacron tape. Grommets supply stability at the bottom; Velcro tabs attach at the top.
Collapsible side shafts have four swaged sections of 3/8″ anodized, hard aluminum, connected with bungee cord. They are surprisingly rigid when assembled, and can be used in fast moving water. Extended length of shafts is 31″.
When disassembled, the seine is 9-1/2″ long. It weighs only six oz., a very convenient item to keep in a jacket pocket or vehicle glove compartment. Instructions for easy set-up and suggested seining techniques are included.
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