Hands down.... the Siamese Trawl is the most popular, efficient benthic sampling gear for Year 01 specimens that we build or that we have ever seen !
In 2002, I.N.S. designed the Siamese Trawl. Shown here is the very first Model.
Joe Gerken, a Fishery student at Kansas State, tested this model side by side with the H.A.T. Mini-Missouri Trawl on and off for two years.
I.N.S. nor Kansas State never looked back . . . . The Siamese does EVERYTHING the Mini does only faster, easier and less expensive.
By 2017, we sell 7:1 of the Siamese to the Mini's.
Joe Gerken with a freak catch of a 40lb. Flat head, in the Siamese Trawl.
These nets are NOT meant to take this big of a catch....must have been a real dumb fish!
The Siamese regularly takes fishes from 5mm through 50mm in Longitudinal Axis lengths.
The Siamese trawl is faster, lighter and easier spreading than the Mini-Missouri. It separates large and small fishes inside the codend, where they are more easily collected. It reduces the crushing effect that the Mini Missouri trawl has. It has been tested side by with the Mini and it came up equal to or surpassing the older dual mesh net every time.
I.N.S. makes this offer;
IF you buy a Siamese trawl and do not like it after two weeks, send it back and we will make you a Mini-Missouri for the difference in costing and the shipping.* the net has to be in good condition....no holes or rips.
This is a true scale of what the Siamese takes. The first 3 of these fish were held in the LARGE MESH Cod End. The rest filtered through and were retained in the 12mm, SMALLER MESH COD END. . . . . simple, fast, excellent physical condition of catch and highly efficient!
INNOVATIVE NET SYSTEMS * P.O.BOX 255 * 111 ZOTHIQUE RD. * MILTON, LOUISIANA 70558 * PH: 337-247-2772 *