Using this retractor to hold my new purchased Cabela's Wood Frame Rubber Net (IK-320732) for a day of fly fishing on the Taylor River. It is poor constructed. While wading across some heavy water the net was grabbed by the water pressure. The net broke away and got in to some heavy rapids > not safely recoverable > net lost. The wire cable just pulled right out of the spool. Come on, beeter quality is needed.
I just bought this net retractor to keep my trout net higher on my back... I attached it to my vest and hooked the ring to my net... as soon as I let go the cord pulled out all of the way. My net is an average size wood net and this retractor can't even hold it. I will be returning it and buying another product.
bought 2 of these. they both broke within 1 week. I used them on the boat to hold a small knife and a pair of light pliers. one got all rusty on the inside and wouldn't retract any more (guess the spring broke). the cord broke near the key ring on the other one. Neither were in saltwater at any time.