Thanks to a carefully controlled dipping treatment Sportsman Tangle-Free nets fight tangles and hook snags while remaining supple and responsive. A special coating encapsulates each strand and knot eliminating fraying. As proof try this test: take a fiber on a Sportsman Tangle-Free net and attempt to untwist it. Practically impossible right? Now try this on somebody elses so-called Tangle-Free net. The difference you see will play out in years of added fishing ease and satisfaction.