Parts of a Landing Net Here, I will attempt to simplify the anatomy of a landing net (because it's just so thrilling to read, you know?). From here on, I will refer to the whole net (frame, and net bag) as "net" or "landing net." Hopefully without sounding like a legal document, here we go!
Net Bag: This is the rubber, or sometimes nylon web, or a knotted cotton bag (illegal for use in some states, but great for a classic wall hanging net) that will eventually cradle your prized catch. I use rubber net bags that don't catch your hooks, and are supposedly easier on the fish. I have used nylon web before due to client preference, but I will almost always use rubber.
Bag Cord: The cord or string that ties the net bag to the hoop of the net. I use two strands of small colored cord to help the net stand out even more.
Hoop: The hoop is the wooden loop that holds the rubber or nylon net bag. With my nets, this consists of several, usually between 6 and 9, layers of contrasting wood strips. These are glued with a waterproof wood glue. Less strips can be used for a lighter net. More wear resistant woods can be used on the outside and inside of the hoop to help durability.
Handle: The handle of the net.
Handle End: The end of the handle furthest away from the hoop.
Throat: The top of the handle where the handle and hoop intersect. I will glue several layers of wood here to help strengthen the hoop to handle connection. This is a common place for fish length markers and engravings.
Lanyard Hole: Hole at the handle end to accept a lanyard. Most nets I make will have one, but I always give the option to not have this feature.
Lanyard: Paracord lanyard that I tie on to the handle end of nets. The loop on these lanyards is adjustable, and includes a stopper to help attach the net to your wrist. Also a common place to attach my coiled paracord lanyard to fasten the net to you, your vest, or boat.