I was looking for a small, telescopic fine mesh net last year. I checked out many on-line & in store and came up with the one i'm using now. It was closeout at a fly shop. So far it has been great for wade and hike fishing. Large enough to handle 10lb plus fish and the mesh doesn't tangle flies to badly. It doesn't have a rubber coating, but is a fine cloth type mesh and gentle on the fish. The front portion of the webbing is rubber, so if you short scoop a fish it has some give. So far I really like it for the wade trout and small to medium size carp fly fishing I do. After 4 months of hard use its holding up well. It was about 25 bucks retail.