Bubba Blade fishing gear may have previously escaped the notice of most of the fly fishing community, but no more. Bubba gear, especially their nets and pliers, are worthy of consideration by some fly fishers. Today, we focus on their new nets.
We field-tested a medium-sized Bubba Blade Fishing Net and found it to be an exceptional boat net. Whether safely landing steelhead from a river sled, or netting lunker carp from a lake boat, the Bubba Net was light enough to easily reach out one-handed to your catch, yet strong enough to support 30 or more pounds of struggling fish.
The medium net features a 20-inch net opening and measures 5-feet, 6-inch in length. The long handle provides power without weight thanks to a carbon fiber construction, and a stiff aluminum yoke and net ring. The net itself is fish-friendly PVC-coated nylon that protects scales and gills even when fish are struggling mightily in its grasp. The net’s large, comfort grip on the end of the handle makes using the net easy, even one-handed, without fear of slippage. But given its size, and the size of fish typically requiring a net this large, one-handed operation isn’t something most of us will try. This net is designed to handle big fish, and it does so with ease.
The PVC coating on the net bag not only protects the fish, but it also helps reduce drag in the water. That makes it easier to slip the net under boat-side fish without spooking them, providing further protection in handling the catch.
The Bubba Blade Fishing Nets are available in three sizes, ranging from 4-feet to 6-feet in length, priced from $125 to $185. Buy now