Strong enough for a child, but perfect for a large Net!
This IS the landing net retractor that you’re looking for. Yes, it’s pricey but wow. I have zero doubt it will outlive my fishing career. A solid one pound of consistent force teams well with even a large landing net. I can now redeploy or possibly eliminate my magnet with confidence. You will not be disappointed by this product.
A real workhorse
This fantastic net retractor is a gift from the gods: simple, reliable, tough, and will continue to play tug of war with your net forever. I have been using this kind of retractor for a few years now and initially I was most impressed at its ability to actually retract heavier nets. You can easily lock it when navigating heavy brush or unclip it if you want to take it off your pack. I think the price point is pretty solid. Compared to the trouble magnets give you, including dirt accumulation (those pesky iron shavings), and malalignment when trying to replace the net on your back (especially if you have shoulder or flexibility issues) this product rocks!