cast net size

Discussion in 'LOCAL KANSAS TALK' started by flatheadcat4u, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. flatheadcat4u

    flatheadcat4u New Member

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    whats the most popular size of net used by most cat men
     
  2. n2fishn

    n2fishn New Member

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    One you can throw:big_smile:

    Nate welcome to the BOC.

    Really its what you can throw.

    I have a 8' but if you have not throw one start with someting smaller.

    Remember a 8 footer opens to 16' if thrown right. (Lot of net)

    I have one that big for open water but throwing in small streams you will want something smaller.
     

  3. shelbygt1979

    shelbygt1979 New Member

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    Nate, I Agree With Tom If You Have Never Thrown One Then Goto Walmart And Get You A 3.5-4 footer Then After You Lose It Or It Gets Ripped Up Get A 5-6 Footer Then Go For The 8 Ft One. Most Times When I Am Throwning From The Back A Smaller Net Is Better As If You Lose It Oh Well Not That Much Anyways Now Most 8 Foot Nets If I Lose It I Am Going Swimming For It. IMO.

    Hope This Helps And Welcome To The BOC.
     
  4. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Welcome Nate!
    I would start out with a 6 ft diameter/ 3 ft radius mono net.
    Once you have mastered it bigger nets arent so bad.
    It also depends on where you net bait at. If its a small river or creek I would opt for a smaller net because its less likely to snag(and that WILL happen) and the bait is more confined anyway.
    If it is from a pond or a lake then a bigger net will yield more bait.
    Best advice is to practice first at home and when you do go to throw for bait find the bait before you throw it. A bad throw or a throw in the wrong spot will scare and scatter them.
    Also, get the nets with lead weights, that way when its ruined beyond repair you can make sinkers.LOL
     
  5. GrandpaGoneFishing

    GrandpaGoneFishing Well-Known Member

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    I use a 5 foot net, easy enought to throw and does fine for me.
    :0a23:​
     
  6. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    unless your mexican like me i can stand in 4 ft of water and throw a net ha ha

    use what you can handle:wink:
     
  7. River Outlaw

    River Outlaw New Member

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    i am mexican, you can tell by my skin tone :roll_eyes:
     
  8. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    your just like me if i was inside out ha ha
     
  9. River Outlaw

    River Outlaw New Member

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    :smile2::smile2::cry::smile2::smile2:
     
  10. rwg

    rwg New Member

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    I LIKE THE 5 FOOTERS, WALLY WORLD HAS THEM FOR ABOUT $25 RWG
     
  11. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    Already been said bout big & small nets.....I use a 8ft and 4 ft both....sometimes you need the extra net but start out with a smaller one its easier to learn to throw! Definatley and once you develope yer technique its easier with a larger net but for me it was starting all over plus that larger net weighs more you dont want to chuck it alot:wink:
     
  12. Kansas Tree Rat

    Kansas Tree Rat New Member

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    Just bought a real nice 5' net in the clearance isle at wally world. regular price was $32.00 bought it for $16.00. It has a throwing ring in the middle that makes it easier to throw....pretty cool design.
     
  13. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    be carefull with it when i had 1 like it i always hit my nuckles on the ring
     
  14. flatheadcat4u

    flatheadcat4u New Member

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  15. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    i went today and got the last one they had here in greatbend for $10.00 great deal
     
  16. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    at present time i have a 3 foot dia.and a 5 foot dia.i use them both.i have seen the big shad so thick below dardenal dam that if you threw any thang bigger than a 3 foot you couldnt pick it up.i won the ego net that the boc gave away and im picking it up at picwick.its an 8 and 1/2 footer dont know if i got enough oommph to cast it but im sure gonna try.
     
  17. Kansas Tree Rat

    Kansas Tree Rat New Member

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    They had 2 more at the Bonner Springs Wally when I bought mine last week.
     
  18. Kansas Tree Rat

    Kansas Tree Rat New Member

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    Used it yesterday and it worked great. Don't know how you would skin a knuckle on it......
    You do know that you are supposed to LET GO of it don't ya Gus?:wink:
     
  19. River Outlaw

    River Outlaw New Member

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  20. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    i desereved that one


    but really after you let go it hits you if your trying to launch it far