About a year after I got out of the Marine Corps a friend of mine, Jeff Myers, and I were walking the trail to Rainie Falls on the Rogue River just out of Grants Pass, Oregon to fish for salmon.  I was carrying my salmon net with me, and as we walked, my net kept snagging on trees, branches, and even some rocks.  I looked back at my friend and said “You’d think somebody would come up with a net cover or something for these stupid nets”.  After a day of fishing, I almost left my net stashed in the bushes until next trip.