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 4.8 / 5 based on 67 reviews


66 of 67 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Second one purchased - 11/26/2014
    By: from Concord, NH

    Gave the first one to my son. Needed another one for my net. It's a great product and works as advertised. Highly recommend to anyone needing a net retractor.

  • 5/5

    Life Saver - 11/25/2014
    By: from London, UK

    You've heard the saying 'buy cheap buy four times over' before I got this gem. This withstands my gentle tugs to brutish snatches and has not failed yet. It's a tough little cookie and the only one that's hasn't been destroyed by me yet. Big thumbs up and not failing on me :)

  • 5/5

    Perfect !! - 11/13/2014
    By: from West Midlands . UK

    Forget about magnet net holders , this is the real deal . Trust me you'll never look back

  • 5/5

    Really Handy - 9/23/2014
    By: from Mount Sidney,Va

    The net I have has an elastic cord that let it hang too low. With this retractor I no longer have a net floating between my legs and behind me. Strong retraction, works great.

  • 5/5

    hands down the best net retractor out there. - 9/3/2014
    By: from southern alberta.

    Quick shipping. Easy payment. Keep that net out of the way. Easily access it when you need it with plenty of reach. One of the most important pieces of equipment I wear.

  • 5/5

    well made - 8/25/2014
    By: from Adirondacks, NY

    I thought it was a bit on the pricey side but, upon close review, it appears well made and I expect will last awhile.

  • 5/5

    This one works - 8/20/2014

    This net retractor is not inexpensive, but it is the only one that actually retracts my wooden landing net or wading staff. I have purchased a number of other brands and none come close to the strength of this retractor. Don't waste your money on the others.

  • 5/5

    Great Purchase - 8/14/2014

    This retractor works exactly as stated. It has plenty of strength to keep my full-sized net high on my back. As stated in the title, great purchase!

  • 5/5

    Best one yet - 7/31/2014
    By: from Elverson , PAj

    This net minder held my biggest rubber net hanging in strong flowing water and it has the ability to be locked also. Best one I have owned or seen !

  • 5/5

    Perfect - 7/21/2014
    By: from Manhattan, Montana

    Does exactly what the discription says. No magnets to fuss with. Easy for people with limited shoulder movement to use. Walked through a sage brush flat and into little willows and it held net nice and high. Cable extends more than enough to reach fish and cable mechanism is very smooth. Going to buy one for my wife. Great stocking stuffer especially you get a Orvis net!

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