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Thread: CAST NET PRICE
09-25-2009, 07:42 PM #11
Stick with the cheaper ones. That way one one hang one up(and you will eventually) you wont be mad that you ruined a pricy net. I wouldnt pay much more than $20.00 to 40.00 for a net.
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09-25-2009, 08:27 PM #12
09-25-2009, 09:03 PM #13
I buy ahi nets...they are nylon and don't need to be softened. at the local bait shop they run exactly 30 bucks. Online they are 35 to37.99
11-02-2009, 08:47 PM #14
If you ever throw a good net you want think twice about spending the money.:0a22:
11-04-2009, 09:18 AM #15
walmart 30.00 and if it rips no big deal
11-04-2009, 11:16 AM #16
- Gary Felkner
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My favorite cast net is one of the older blue Walmart ones. It's a 5' radius, weighs 5 1/2lbs, and cost 25 bucks. It's a miracle I've never lost it, it's got repair on top of repair, and I've lost several other cast nets in the last 2 years. But, I also found that when I started fishing from a boat last year that while 5' is great for throwing off the bank, it's too small for deeper water. You can throw it all you want and sometimes not get a single shad, while the guy with a bigger and heavier net fills up his baitwell throwing in the same water.
I don't like spending $50+ on a cast net that could be lost on the first throw, but I haven't found a cheap >6' cast net with at least a pound of lead weight per radius foot, so now I spend $50-$70 on my cast nets. :sad2:.
Gary Felkner, Overland Park, KS
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11-05-2009, 02:35 PM #17
I buy the Walmart brand as well as 5 - 6 packs of lead egg sinkers. And then I lay the net out (in half) and attached the egg sinkers to the Walmart net inbetween the plastic weights already on there. But, make sure you keep as even as possible, so the weight is distributed correctly, or the net will not spread right. (Start from the center and work your way out - each side of center).
I get great performance at a cheap price. Only downside, it'll take you about 30 - 60 minutes to do the job, and it is a bit tedious.
11-05-2009, 02:53 PM #18
i get the 7ft bettes for round 50 bucks at the local fishing store has a pound of lead per sqft 3/8 mesh 25ft hand rope....i did have a bettes 10 ft nylon camo net 3/8 mesh 1.5 pounds per sqft of lead i paid a little over 100 for and with in 5 throws it was done....damn thing got hung up on something....shame too was a great net and i had never got snagged b4 throwing where i was.....
01-12-2010, 03:38 PM #19
If you are going to use it in lakes that are not that deep a cheaper one will do fine. If you are going to try to target bait deep or in current you will have better luck with a more expensive one. I personally like the 5' old salt nets. More weight per foot is a lot better in current, but it will wear you out more to throw.
01-14-2010, 01:30 PM #20
I have two nets that I use. I have my "good" net that is a 10 foot Bait Buster. It has 1.5 pounds/ft and throws very nice.I think you can pick them up for around $100.00 Then I have my "cheap" net. A 10 foot AHI. I use it when I am throwing in shallow or "snaggy" water. It does not wear me out nearly as fast as the bait buster, but it doesn't throw nearly as nice either!! I have made a couple of small repairs on my BaitBuster, but I would think someone that spends a lot on a net would want to learn how to repair them also. Having started throwing 3-4 foot nets I can say that for me, a decent throw with a 10' net catches way more bait than a great throw with a 4' net!!