cast net salvage

Discussion in 'Terminal Tackle Review' started by LEROYDOZOIS, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. LEROYDOZOIS

    LEROYDOZOIS New Member

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    well i got my first unfixable net setting at home and thought i was going to take it and trash it

    well as i threw it in the trash i looked at the rope and said ( i could use that on me new net )

    so i dug it out and cut her off

    then as i threw it is the trash again i herd the weights hit the bottem and said ( i wonder if those are egg sinkers )

    so once again i dug her out and cut em off

    48 1 1/4 oz egg sinkers and 46 were salvagable :smile2:


    the one and final time and i threw the net in the trash and about $5 worth of rope and about $10 of weights :wink:

    not bad for a 20 dollar net :smile2::tounge_out::roll_eyes::sad2::embarassed::eek:oooh::crazy::big_smile::angry:
     
  2. Gordhawk

    Gordhawk New Member

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    If you make your own sinkers you could use all of the lead weights off of the old cast net to make sinkers.
     

  3. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    after the arkansas river has been on a tear i go and look in the rocks and fish out the cast nets i find there.ive have found as many as 3 in one day.
     
  4. GMC FishHauler

    GMC FishHauler New Member

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    I like to find the cast nets in rocks too. This summer i found one on the bank that just had a couple of the big mono lines down to the lead line broke and i took it home and fixed it. Now have a great backup if i get my net tangled.
     
  5. fwmud

    fwmud New Member

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    Leroy, at one time, there was a great article in the library here on "castnet repair". I can't remember now, but I used it several times on those cheap walley world nets and made them better at no extra cost. I then did the same as you, save the rope, melt down the weights, ect.
    Good post.
     
  6. brad kilpatrick

    brad kilpatrick New Member

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    I always keep an extra rope off of a cast net on My boat, comes in handy to tie off to a tree or something or to join to a useable net when those shad go super deep.

    I also cut all the lead off the net and melt down for sinkers!
     
  7. Dadoftwo

    Dadoftwo New Member

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    That is how to make lemonade out of lemons.