Land the Fish of a Lifetime with the EGO S2 Slider

The EGO S2 Slider is a must-have for anglers

Land the Fish of a Lifetime with the EGO S2 Slider
Land the Fish of a Lifetime with the EGO S2 Slider

You may think a net is a net, right? Well, I just had the chance to try out the Ego S2 Slider net and a net is not a net.

EGO S2 Slider
(Photo courtesy of Gary Elliott)

You bring a lot of things with you on the boat or kayak for a fishing trip. Some are more important than others. One thing I have at the top of my must-have list is a landing net. You never know, it could be for landing the fish of a lifetime or just making it easy on the fish you plan to release. The S2 that we reviewed extended from 18 inches to 36 inches with the touch of an easy to access button and a pull on the handle. This innovation also allows for the handle to detach and provide accessory interchangeability and compact storage. Accessories include: other nets, handles, different sized fish hooks and more. The lightweight PVC coated mesh is supported by a 17-inch-by-19-inch hoop and measures 15 inches deep. It can stretch up to 1.5x under load. The new 2016 model has a zip on/off replaceable bag and features measure net technology that is able to measure fish up to 36 inches. The net has a real solid feel and a comfortable, secure grip that shows no signs of stress when lifting a hefty-sized fish. In fact, when retracted, the net is rated to hold up to a 30-pound fish and when fully extended up to a 20-pound fish.

I had a chance to put this net to the test on Lake St. Clair, fishing for some early spring smallmouth bass. Having the pleasure of using it on many fish, it came in handy for me when landing the two hefty smallmouth bass that my fishing partner caught.

The Ego S2 Slider nets have an MSRP of $109.99 and I believe a tool this well-built is worth every penny. Overall, the S2 Slider is a go-to net whether you are on a boat or kayak fishing for the day. I did, however, find it a tad heavy for the average kayak trip. Not terrible, but nothing like the smaller non-extending nets used by most kayak anglers. If you are fishing big lakes or the Great Lakes, the S2 is worth bringing along on the kayak.


For more information, please visit www.Egos2Slider.com.


Review written by Steve Newman of www.Facebook.com/GarysOutdoorNewsandReviews and @garys_outdoor_news_and_reviews.

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