Cheap Durable Castnets

Discussion in 'Castnet(s)' started by Catfish_Scooter, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    Can anyone give me some directions as to where I could find some good low price castnets? And just a few tips on how to cast em? This would be my first time using one. Thanks for any feedback.. AJ:wink:
     
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  3. SGTREDNECK

    SGTREDNECK New Member

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    I have bought a few castnets and they all pretty much perform the same. So your walmart brand one will work just fine for ya. Good luck
     
  4. lou_a

    lou_a Member

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    Unfortunately the terms "castnet", "cheap", and "durable" don't seem to go together.
     
  5. Dave53

    Dave53 New Member

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    Wally world has a net with a ring in it..makes it so much easier to throw than ones with no ring...you can learn to throw these within minutes and you dont have to hold part of it in you mouth...yuk!!
     
  6. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    I know their not cheap, I was just leaning toward finding the best price.:wink:
     
  7. Jeremy Sheffey

    Jeremy Sheffey New Member

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    walmart has them about as cheap as anywhere the size you buy will effect your price and toss. if you've never thrown one get one you can handle don't get the biggest they make. then i would watch the video that is posted on page one. good luck.
     
  8. Big Sam

    Big Sam Well-Known Member

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    several video's out on how to trow 1 Aj...look on the net..check out the BOC library....start with a small net 5ft or less I seen wal-mart has some on clearance yesterday....I dont care for them but for beginners there ok ...I prefer a "Bettes" brand net we throw 8fters down this way:eek:oooh::tounge_out::wink: no need messing around:wink: but mow down a spot in the yard and practice throwing until you get to where it opens up for ya....it wont hurt the net......and you wont lose it either:wink: it's not hard as ya think...:cool2:
     
  9. Stubby

    Stubby New Member

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    Catman, throwing a net is kinda like using a baitcaster reel, if you're not willing to practice with it you're not gonna be able to throw it. Match the size of the net to where you're gonna use it and the smallest size thet will do the job for you is the one to buy. I use a 4ft ,gives me a 8ft Dia, and I can throw it with either hand-right or left. I got 5 gal of very small shad last week down at Kaw Lake in Oklahoma and probably threw the net 40 or 50 times- OK, so what, I was having more fun throwing than I was fishing! I brought them home and mixed them in some Sonnys and now have 10 gal of the best Stink Bait available. Go to the member Library and read the articles on cast nets. Good Luck and buy the cheapest net you can find..!! Wally World?------------------- BIG SAM above has the right Idea
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2009
  10. bullfish

    bullfish Member

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    i got one 3.5 foot at wally world for 17 bucks
     
  11. 1mickymoo

    1mickymoo New Member

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    AJ, my advice would be to buy two, I lost 4 the first year I used a castnet.
     
  12. snakeman76

    snakeman76 New Member

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    I got mine from wal-mart its a renegade it comes with carrying case and instructions It took me about 5 minutes in the yard :wink:
     
  13. Kitty Catcher

    Kitty Catcher New Member

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    What size mesh does the wally net have?
     
  14. slimdaddy

    slimdaddy Well-Known Member

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    i have a net from wally world and i thinks its 3/8 mesh but not sure
     
  15. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Walmart at 22 bucks just bought another one two days ago. Yes 3/8 netting.
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2009
  16. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    This guy knows what he is talking about. Was giving lessons at the Mo. gathering this year and taught several people how to throw them!! :wink: How ya been buddy?
     
  17. snakeman76

    snakeman76 New Member

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    There pretty easy with a little practice when I first tried mine bI went down to the coast I tossed it out couple times just kinda warming up all of a sudden I spotted a school of finger mullets I tossed my net right over them, and bam the net was full i got me a good bucket full and off I went oh yeah finger mullet make excellent cat bait dead or alive when used in the river:wink:
     
  18. Stubby

    Stubby New Member

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    Bluejay, I'm fine except I still got marks from all the TICKS. have you heard from Ron & Wanda Barner? I sure enjoyed the Mo Gathering and sure met a lot of great folks.
     
  19. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    AJ make sure ya have lead weights and not the coveredmetal ones when purchasin a net...the non lead doesnt sink as fast
     
  20. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    My Wally Word net is the 5' with the 1/2 mesh....lead weights too....I don't like the ceramic ones either.