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badcastbadcast Posts: 128 Deckhand
  are these  type of cast easier to throw then a regular cast net.  iam not to good with a cast net.  what a good brand of cast net.  mine is a Walmart one.   thanks

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  • kmagnusskmagnuss Posts: 3,237 Captain
    How much have you practiced throwing a net?
    Tarpon... everything else is just bait.
    Captain Keith - Crooked Rod Charters
  • spanglerspangler daBurgPosts: 2,736 Captain
    ^this. No matter the net, ur gonna have to practice
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  • badcastbadcast Posts: 128 Deckhand
    I  try it over an hour today    ,iam 60 and shoulder not in good shape. only throw it  good about 1 out of 3 times.
  • spanglerspangler daBurgPosts: 2,736 Captain
    edited May 2019 #5
    Shoot, I'm 43 and I wouldn't want to throw a net for an hour. That'd kick my butt.  1 outta 3 aint bad, but an hour's prob too much practice. You end up reinforcing bad technique once you're fatigued.  Throw it maybe 5-10 times a day, max.  You'll get it. 

    There will never be a really free and enlightened state until the state comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived.
  • no slackno slack Posts: 376 Deckhand
    Definitely need to practice but the absolute easiest net to throw is the 8' hi tider.  
  • kmagnusskmagnuss Posts: 3,237 Captain
    If you haven't, try the triple load method... I use a few different techniques to throw and the triple load is by far the most consistent and it was the easiest to learn for me.  
    Tarpon... everything else is just bait.
    Captain Keith - Crooked Rod Charters
  • Rich MRich M Posts: 1,326 Officer
    How big is your net?  What do you want to catch?

    There are some good videos on how to throw nets and usually it is a teenaged girl tossing a 10-12 ft net so we can feel "bad".  Helps to understand that it is form and not strength.

    I throw a cheap 5 ft net .  Mainly get mullet, mud minnows, pinfish.  Have gotten pogies at 40 feet with it too but think a sabiki is better for the pogies, sardines, and herring.  I think the sabiki snags the pogies but it works for me.

    I'm only interested in getting enough for 2 folks to fish with so not trying to load a livewell to the brim.

    Also have an 8 ft net but need to put sometime into it as I saw a video a fellow put out where it looks real easy - bought the net last year but boat motor isn't running right on larger boat so haven't tried the new technique yet.
  • kmagnusskmagnuss Posts: 3,237 Captain
    When you practice, do it on a nice lawn.  It's much easier than practicing in water.
    Tarpon... everything else is just bait.
    Captain Keith - Crooked Rod Charters
  • kayakerinkeywestkayakerinkeywest Posts: 605 Officer
    I made this video to help those that have bought their net but are having a problem "gettting" it.  Pretty much similar stuff as mentioned above and a few more that I learned while getting my cast net groove on.  You can skip right to the 9 tips at 3:22 mark.

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  • SaltyLocalSaltyLocal ClearwaterPosts: 26 Greenhorn
    I'm looking for my first net and it'll solely be used for bait on beaches or jetties.From research, it looks like I'd be wanting at least an 8' 3/8" or 1/4" net. Any idea of weight/foot needed for beach/jetty bait? Usually 2"-8" mullet, pinfish, pilchards, greenbacks, etc.
  • SaltyLocalSaltyLocal ClearwaterPosts: 26 Greenhorn
    Any particular brand that don't cost more than $100?
  • LostconchLostconch Posts: 928 Officer
    I wouldn't want to use an expensive net off a jetty. I have torn up a couple snagging them on rocks off a jetty
     
  • Rich MRich M Posts: 1,326 Officer
    Get a cheap 3/8 inch 6 ft net from walmart - learn how to throw it, you'll see that it is more than enough for bait off a beach or jetty.  When you wrap it around a rock, you won't cry cause you lost/damaged a $200-$300 net.

    If the 6 ft net is good, then stick with it.  If you feel it is too small, then get a bigger one.  No reason to buy an expensive net to throw off the beach for bait.
  • badcastbadcast Posts: 128 Deckhand
    iam getting the hang of it  thanks     I throw  it ten times a day

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