I'm quite happy with this McLean net to be honest. It is well made and the built-in scales are a nice exta. I need something compact.
What would you suggest?
Well, if you're a C&R angler those nets are probably pretty hard on a trout. Rubber bag net is a little more forgiving.
Brodin if you can afford it: http://www.brodin.com/stealth-nets.html
If not there are other alternatives: http://www.backcountry.com/wetfly-catch-and-release-fishing-net?CMP_SKU=WET0002&MER=0406&skid=WET0002-ONECOL-S&CMP_ID=PLA_GOc001&mv_pc=r101&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=PLA&mr:trackingCode=BDA53563-78C2-E411-BDDA-BC305BF82376&mr:referralID=NA&mr:device=c&mr:adType=plaonline&mr:ad=92885919997&mr:keyword=&mr:match=&mr:tid=pla-151327910197&mr:ploc=9004082&mr:iloc=&mr:store=&mr:filter=151327910197&gclid=CMaHiviSoswCFcRahgodMsQHkA&gclsrc=aw.ds
There's really no way to win.
I was never a picture guy so that's not an issue for me. I remove hooks under the water with hemostats and release from the net. For what it's worth, streamside shots of fish on banks are considered bad form here. http://www.keepemwet.org/#home
Not trying to lecture you in any way, Crat.