EGO S2 Slider System Nets
Depending on the target species, one of the most important pieces of equipment an angler can have is a net. While net-mesh technology has advanced over the past decade, the hardware hasn't come nearly as far. Until now.
EGO took a note from the construction industry and beefed up a top-of-the-line painter's pole and created a perfect fit for the fishing industry. We're painters ourselves, so we've had something like this on our minds for a while, but the execution has never fully been there. EGO figured it out.
The S2 Slider system is one that should quickly find its way into just about every serious angler's boat thanks to features that save us time, energy and lost fish. The system we received was the 29-inch model that extends to 60 inches. That extra 31 inches has already come in handy more times that we can count, especially when it comes to bigger critters like northerns.
EGO has created a product that we can fully endorse for a few simple reasons. The product itself is exceptional, and in April the second-generation Slider net hit the market with various improvements to add strength and reliability. Not only is the net a strong product, but the customer service is just as exceptional.
You may have noticed that we refer to the S2 as a "system," not a net. The S2's a system because you may remove the net and attach a cutting tool (great for cutting vegetation around your trolling motor or lure), a gaff or a boat hook (to help navigate the docks). A personal tip from us at Bad Poncho is to pick up a squeegee or a broom-head that'll fit, to keep your boat deck spotless. For these reasons, the S2 Slider system won Best Accessory at the 2010 ICAST industry tradeshow, and since then EGO made this product even better.
The S2 system checks in at around $75 for the net that we tested. For that price it features a nylon net with non-tangle PVC coating that gives the advantages of a rubber net with the low resistance of a nylon net. Some anglers may be worried about it going overboard, but don't worry – EGO nets float.
Fishhound club members can get the EGO S2 Slider nets for just $25!
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Bad Poncho Outdoors was started in October of 2010 by Robert Taylor III and his father. Both avid sportsman, the duo writes about their experiences and opinions of products and how they use them.