This is just extremely convenient. You have your net and as you fish the problem is always how to carry it and what you do with it! This magnetic net release clips one end to your vest/backpack/etc. and the other end to the net. The strong magnet holds it tight when you need the net, just give a tug and the magnet separates to give you full use of the net to land the fish. Once you're finished, just hold the net near the magnet and it reattaches (you don't even have to look!) and its all set. Burl wood, earth magnet.