I just recently bought a casting net. This morning I thought I'd try it out. I went down to an outlet of a lake going into a river. I tried to make a good throw over and over again, but man it was a lot harder than I thought it would be. After 20 or so horrible throws, a fellow came walking by on the overhead bridge. He very politely laughed at my poor attempts to catch bait fish. He told me he was from Florida and could throw a net at theage of three. He showed me how to throw a net in two throws. There are five basic steps 1- coil the cord all the way to the net and hold it in your left hand, 2-fold the net about 12" from the top and grasp it in your left hand also, 3- put a piece of the cord where the weights are in your mouth, 4-grab a hold of the cord where the weights are one arms length away with your right hand, 5-cock yourself all the way to the left and with a spinning motion let go. I found it worked best for me to let go with my right hand first then my left then my mouth. This is the way righties would do it, I guess lefties would be opposite. You put the loop on your left hand. I don't know if this will help anyone, but it sure helped me. How awesome was that, if that guy didn't walk by at that right moment who knows how long I'd have been a miserable net thrower.