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    ? on cheap bug net option

    Greetings from Arkansas, HF. I've been looking around this forum awhile and just took steps to pursue this hobby a little more seriously.... I'll be building my setup slow and steady like. But I am curious about a couple of things:

    I'm looking for some guidance on a cheap bug net solution. The funds are slim to none at this point, so creativity is a must. While I'm at it, I'm thinking of playing with a SRL on my stock ENO DN. The question is what length and what cordage do I experiment with? Please keep in mind the non-existent funds. Thanks HF.

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    Last edited by Rooster; 03-16-2012 at 11:48.

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    Thanks Rooster. I spied the HUG yesterday, actually and I like it! I'm looking a little more at the DIY option for $$$ sake. But I may just have to bite the bullet and go for the hug!

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    The top link is instructions on how to make it.

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    I've PIF'd a number of DIY hugs... so far no complaints...

    Tulle is really cheap, and my local Joann's has mosquito netting for $3/yd. Organza works well if you have no-see-ums, and it's pretty cheap. Tulle works, but it's really fragile.

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    If you have access to a sewing machine, you could make one of these out of tulle from Walmart. Like John wrote, it isn't all that durable and I'll ad that it's a pain to work with but it's cheap and does work.

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    Thanks for the input everyone! I'll see what I can come up with. Happy Weekend!

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    Thanks TT. All great ideas.

    Does anyone have any thoughts on SRL for my ENO DN? I'm still really new to this but wanted to experiment with some configurations. I'm sure there's an answer somewhere on this forum, but I haven't landed on the right one yet.

    Seriously, thanks a lot everyone. You've all been great!

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    As much as I like to plug the "Fronkey bug net," the cheapest option would probably be the "Hug net" out of tulle. You could even make more than one for a few bucks with how cheap Tulle is.

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