Make Your Own: Net-Bag

The nicest thing about this net is that there is a working string on it so that you can close what you catch inside the bag long enough to get a good look at it. When you are finished observing, you can open the net and set what you catch free.

To make this net-bag, you will need:

A wire hanger, needle-nose pliers, mesh bag with string, a dowel 5/16” x 36”, and duct tape

1. Bend wire hanger into a circle
2. Straighten the hook part of the hanger with pliers
3. Push the end of the hanger through the area of the mesh bag that has the string coming out of it.
4. Put the bag around the circle.
5. Test string by pulling it to make sure it still closes
6. Use duct tape to secure the straightened end of hanger to the dowel by wrapping tape around wire and dowel a few times.

The net-bag is for observational purposes only. Be careful not to hurt what you catch.

Tip: If you don’t want to make your own, the dollar store may carry inexpensive nets.

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