Gear Keeper Net Retractor

Keep your net at the ready for the big catch with this handy fly fishing tool.


Full 42" extension will not inhibit reach. Works hanging on your back or on a float tube. Designed to survive extended saltwater and chlorine exposure. Nylon coated stainless steel cable. Stainless steel spring and hardware. 80-lb. breaking strength. 12 lb. retraction force. Split ring detachable connection for net. Fly fishing tool features snap clip attachment to vest D-ring.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.7 / 5 based on 81 reviews


79 of 81 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Solid - 8/16/2015

    This net keeper is a win. The pull and retraction is solid, and it is longer than my reach, which is important for a tall guy. The action is smooth and powerful. It feels unbreakable.

  • 5/5

    Does as it says - 8/6/2015
    By: from Uniontown, PA

    Steady performer. Reach for it and let it go when you are finished. Lock the the line so it is next to your hand right when you need it. Unclip it when need you too reach farther in an instant. Solid, well built and dependable.

  • 5/5

    Must have equipment. - 6/25/2015
    By: from Clayton, GA

    Net with magnet connection kept falling off. The Net Retractor is great ... net stays where it belongs and easy to reach when needed.

  • 5/5

    Useful and reliable - 6/22/2015

    I bought this for a trip to Montana and it is extremely useful. It keeps the net out of the way until I need it. When I do need it, it is easy to reach and use.

  • 5/5

    Works great. - 5/25/2015
    By: from Friedens, Pa.
    Top 100 Contributor

    A real nice, well built retractor. No problems. Would recommend. Does what it's supposed to.

  • 4/5

    Net Retractor w Recs - 5/6/2015
    By: from Northern CA

    Well made and works well for shoreline salt and freshwater salmon/ steelhead ghost net. Two improvements would be (1) an even still longer chord (48"), and (2) for saltwater and to eliminate bi-metal corrosion, the option for a solid brass slip ring instead of SS slip ring to attach to net. No nets come with a similar grade SS closed eye threaded loop ring to attach to the SS slip ring on the retractor, and no one manufactures a similar SS closed eye loop ring for large nets, but they are available in solid brass.

  • 4/5

    very good - 4/28/2015
    By: from Hopkinsville, Ky.

    Very nice product, plenty of retracting power. The only thing I would like better is if it had a better way to attach it.

  • 4/5

    net retractor - 4/20/2015

    Only used it twice so far, seems to be made well,so far so good.

  • 5/5

    Quality item - 4/6/2015
    By: from Bridgnorth, Shropshire, UK

    Well made, good strong cord with an ideal amount of tension. would recommend this product to anyone.

  • 4/5

    Highly recommend - 4/4/2015
    By: from Australia

    Find it to be a great way to manage the net stress free

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