Landing fish using my hands is what I've always done. On the Methow river last month I realized that using a net has to be easier on the fish. Less stress and struggle for them, I felt mean and guilty. I wear either a chest pack or a lanyard. Wearing less gear feels so much better, all of that stuff hanging on my body drives me crazy. So how does one set themselves up to carry a net with a chest pack or lanyard? I'm perplexed. Should I keep using my hands to land the fish?