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The Fishpond Emerger model is Fishpond's most popular net size, so it's only fitting to use it as the platform to pay homage to this native rainbow trout subspecies. The Emerger is designed to work with both packs and vests. The longer handle can easily tuck behind a waist pack, but is not too long to hang off the back of a vest or chest pack.
The lightweight, clear rubber net disappears in the water, and will not spook fish during landing. Plus, the rubber compound will not remove fish slime like a nylon bag will, making for better catch and successful release rates. An often overlooked feature of the rubber net is the fact that you won't be cursing trying to get flies unstuck from the net, because they don't stick in the rubber!
The Redband edition celebrates the Redband Trout, a subspecies of the rainbow trout which only exist in two geographic distributions. According to our friends at The Western Native Trout Initiative, the Columbia River Redband Trout subspecies is found in Montana, Washington, and Idaho, and the Great Basin Redband Trout subspecies is found in southeastern Oregon and parts of California and Nevada.