Ultra Cross Knotless Polyester Netting for Salmon Seines is the Strongest Polyester Netting on Earth
Ultra Cross Knotless Netting is made in the USA, locally on Bainbridge Island, Wash., by NET Systems. NETS has been building complete fishing nets for 41 years. The Ultra Cross knotless web factory has been manufacturing the strongest and most stable netting since 1992.
Ultra Cross is a highly advanced four-strand, braided, continuous monofilament, knotless netting. It derives its strength through its construction. All four strands run continuously linear, with no bends or turns to weaken it as with other forms of knotless netting. Rachel type in particular is the weakest form of knotless netting. Knotted netting is the weakest web made today. Knotted netting loses 30 to 50 percent of the twine breaking strength in the knot, so larger twine sizes are necessary. NET Systems utilizes all of the most technologically advanced fibers available to make Ultra Cross, including Dyneema, Nylon, Polyethylene, Technora, Kevlar, Nylon and Polyester.
Ultra Cross Polyester for Seines is not new in Alaska for herring. However, the first UC Polyester salmon seine will go into service in the 2019 salmon season. The advantages of using Ultra Cross Polyester web in salmon seines is twofold. Number 1 is sink rate. Polyester’s sinking rate is 2 1/2 times faster than Nylon. These fibers are some of the heaviest fibers in the water. A fast sink rate is necessary in today’s highly competitive salmon fishery. Ultra Cross Polyester is able to provide that faster sink rate.
Number 2 is towing resistance. A lower resistance under tow is achieved with smaller twine diameters and the absence of knots. Even greater resistance to waterflow is created with the double knots required with knotted Dyneema and knotted Polyester netting. Ultra Cross Knotless netting offers the least amount of resistance in the water.
UC Polyester netting will be made in a permanent black color that will not fade with exposure to UVs. It will be made with a polyurethane protective coating. UC comes 100.5- or 200.5-mesh deep and any custom length you need for salmon, squid or herring. Repairs are made easily. Cut out the hole like normal, but leave long tails, then sew as normal. Easy.
Sinks Fast & Pulls Easy!