Casting net

Discussion in 'Castnet(s)' started by whisker hunter, Sep 2, 2006.

  1. whisker hunter

    whisker hunter New Member

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    Wondering what size casting net to get.Never used one so was thinking 3.5 or 5. Will mostly be used at CJ Brown.Thanks
     
  2. tspergin

    tspergin New Member

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    the blue 5 ft cast net at walmart is a good net and fairly easy to throw,it is around 20:00 and holds up pretty good if you keep it out of rocks and snags
     

  3. duxsrus

    duxsrus New Member

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    Right on the money!!!!
     
  4. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    I recently went to a bigger net. I was useing a 4 foot net and now have a 10 foot net. Talk about a difference, I had to learn how to rethrow a cast net. It didn't take long though. The size's you mentioned should do you great and the net's the guys mentioned are good.
     
  5. whisker hunter

    whisker hunter New Member

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    Thanks for the info,our local wal mart has a five footer in a plastic box for 19.99.
     
  6. duxsrus

    duxsrus New Member

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    If it's blue mono, that's the one. There are obviously better quality nets made but for use in freshwater where snags are inevitable, cheap is the way to go. If I only destroy one net a year, I'm doing real good.
     
  7. Doctor

    Doctor Member

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    Yea it bites that Ohio limits there nets to five foot, I learned to throw in Tenn. and way back then I threw an 8 footer, I have a ten footer in a bucket at the house that I have never used except playing in the backyard opens to 20 foot man you could gather a lot of bait in short order with that puppy and the larger nets are easier to throw.............Doc
     
  8. katcatchingfool

    katcatchingfool New Member

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    i dont agree with the doctor on this one ive been throwing a net for years and from my experiance the smaller it is the easier to throw and i also have an easier time throwing a nylon net compaired to a mono net
     
  9. whisker hunter

    whisker hunter New Member

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    Springfield,Ohio
    Thanks again for the great input on this,we are going to cj brown tomorrow,think I will grab the five footer and see what happens.
     
  10. Doctor

    Doctor Member

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    Gary,

    I plan on being out there sometime in the morning if the weather is decent, will be fishing the North end unless the traffic is light then I may be on the main portion of the lake, give me a holler..............Doc
     
  11. Doctor

    Doctor Member

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    katcatchingfool,

    I have never thrown a nylon net do they hold up better if you get hung on a snag? I know I have seen people throw them and they hang staright down and are not as billowy as a mono, but they look like your bait would get snagged easier in the netting, thanks for the input ...........Doc
     
  12. duxsrus

    duxsrus New Member

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    IMO, nylons do recover from snags much better but they don't fall nearly as fast as monos therfore I can't seem to catch as much with my nylon as I can with my mono. My nylon is just a backup anymore.
     
  13. whisker hunter

    whisker hunter New Member

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    Doc,will definitly look for ya.Didn't get off work in time to make it to the gathering.We will be in a older (1979) sea ray sundancer 24 ft. with a blue bimini.