Versatile, practical, but not for those little brookies, either, this Hand Net has bigger fish in mind. Perfect for western waters, monster browns, and a few more places I'm not gonna say. I remember the first time I had a fish on that was too big for my net. It was in the dark, I was alone, and now I'm boring you. Anyway, I ran out the next day and got a bigger net. This one would have been perfect at the time (this was around 15 years ago). It can be perfect now, come to think of it.