Korda Spring Bow Net 6ft 42in
Like rods, landing nets can be a very personal choice. Aesthetics, function and price always influencing most anglers decision making when purchasing a new item of tackle.
We took our inspiration from a classic design from the past. Available in the early eighties by a shop in North London, Dons of Edmonton. Their Springbow was a brown fibre glass net, featuring a unique, heavy stainless spreader tube, but that said it was the net of the era and the only serious choice for the carp fisher of the day!!
The fashion of today seems to be for very thin handles similar to or matching an anglers carp rods.
We have gone completely against this trend. For performance it was incredibly important that both the arms and pole had inherent stiffness. By having a very low diameter pole, you increase weight because you have to increase wall thickness, thin handles are simply not as good to hold in use. A higher diameter handle increases stiffness, is easier to move through the water and more comfortable to grip. We can utilise a thinner wall section without having to compromise on strength or weight.
Our design has a 6’ handle that tapers down from 23 to 18mm. Manufactured from ultra-light, high performing carbon fibre in a stunning satin black finish. With a beautifully turned 316 stainless steel point in the end. This has helped to create a net that is so light, that when fully assembled and in use lays perfectly on the water’s surface without having to use any kind of net float. One of the key design points was to make a ‘statement’ spreader block. Something extremely light, very strong and unique in appearance. From concept to production we updated the design four times over a period of about two and a half years. The final version is stunning to look at. Engineered by our friends at JAG, it’s incredibly light, but more importantly so very easy to use and assemble the arms into. As you offer the arms up to the block you’ll notice inside it has a slight oval shape to it, we have machined the block so that it has what we call a “leading” edge. This makes additional space for the arm as its flexed and pushed into place. The arms exit the block at the perfect angle of 91 degrees, this along with using the stiffest arms we could make without compromising assembly give a truly lovely shape to each assembled net. Each arm has an oversized machined, anodised aluminium, rounded end, designed so that it won’t push through the mesh and damage it. This part holds the thick green cord between the arms, with zero stretch and a perfect curve in the arms this keeps everything as tight as possible and helps reduce drag as its pushed through the water.
The aluminium spreader block is machined out on both front and back faces, (you can see the arms sitting inside). This feature further reducing weight and giving its “chassis like styling”. We’ve added a small slot on the front face that fits a 15mm isotope (NOT included) and engraved on the back with the Spring Bow logo. The final touch was to spray the the block in a hard wearing, ceramic, Gun Smoke finish.
We have manufactured three versions, 42” 46” and 50” each one comes with a full Hexmesh net. This is the correct depth for the angler that chooses to push the pole into the lake bed with the arms far enough above the water to be able retain and stop any carp jumping free after capture!
All nets come in a heavy-duty Korda Dark Kamo sleeve which has a separate pockets for both handle and the arms.
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