How to throw a casting net

Discussion in 'Castnet(s)' started by roofermike, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. roofermike

    roofermike New Member

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  2. FS Driver

    FS Driver New Member

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    thats a cool site mike!!!!!! :cool:
    thanks for shareing that
     

  3. willisjj

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    Thanks for the link. I recently bought my first cast net and although I did pretty good in the yard with it, when I got to the lake I couldn't throw it worth a crap for some reason, lol. My 8 year old boy had it down pretty good and he is the one that wanted it in the first place so I suppose between that website and a little instruction from my son I will be netting some bait any day now.
     
  4. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    willsj I was about the same way I was practicing out in the yard it would open up really well then I tried at the lake and couldnt stop hitting leg with sinkers wouldnt open up all the way LOL
     
  5. fwmud

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    It won't be much help right now,but, when the library comes to the new site theres a post I made a while back on a way I learned to toss a cast net. I'd been throwing a long time before,but, this way was so much easier and better. I'll try and find it then post it.
     
  6. willisjj

    willisjj Guest

    Thanks Keith. I suppose I can go search for it on the old site if I can just motivate myself a little bit this morning!
     
  7. Desperado

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    I learned to throw a casting net different ways. Just depends on what is around on the way to throw it. But it can be trying just don't give up. ;)
     
  8. fwmud

    fwmud New Member

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    jeremy I spent most of the morning trying to find the old post(with pictures!) but I think it got moved to the library.
    And thats unavailable right now. I've got at home I think. If I can find it I'll repost it.
    I swear out of 3 or 4 different ways I know,it's by far the easiest way.
     
  9. loanwizard

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    This is the way I throw it. I am right handed. I take the end of the rope and loop it over my right wrist. with my left hand I gather th rope and make approx 5 big loops transfering them to my right hand. Once I get to the ring, I grab just below the ring with my left hand and transfer it to my right. ( you now have the rope in loops as well as the net in your right hand). Grab the net left hand under right and slide your left hand down the net approx 18 inches and bring it to the right hand making a small loop. Then reach straight down an grab a weight and bring it up to your mouth placing a small section of net between your teeth (Gap between two weights) (( can be gritty with sand but I have had worse)) Slide your left hand down the weights to the right of the portion in your teeth arm across your body approx 2-3 feet between your arm and teeth not too much sag. Best I can explain it is like tossing a frisbee. Using both your right and left arm toss up and out releasing teeth and right hand as you would a frisbee. It took me about three tries before I got it down. I can throw over branches, bass seat, engine, trolling motor etc.... As you throw, like a frisbee or a horizontal golf swing, your left shoulder shouldbe facing your target and as you finish the throw your belly button should be facing the target. Good luck and have fun. I love my cast net.
     
  10. crazy

    crazy New Member

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    I actully catch fish in my net. And just not shad. Have you ever seen the green crap that comes out of the back end of an asian carp? I aint sticking nothing in my mouth thats been slimed by one of them. :) I will say this though the bigger then net the easyer. Atleast for me.
     
  11. Desperado

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    That is true about a bigger net being easier. But here in Ohio your only allowed a 5' net/Dia.. When I lived in Ga. I had a 10 ft. net and it was great and only had to throw it once and bait for days.
     
  12. willisjj

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    Thanks alot for the help guys. Going to Oklahoma this weekend, but when I get back I am going to go out and practice some more. Did I mention that on one throw last week I did catch a pretty good sized rock, lol. Maybe with some more practice I will get something I can stick a hook into!
     
  13. ronlyn239

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    The Calusa method works great. Most of the time my net ended up in a wad. Now it only ends up in a wad some of the time.
     
  14. Louisiana Redneck

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    I threw a cast net about 10 years ago. This video was very good. I would suggest it to anyone.
     
  15. Pirate Jerry

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    Watch what you wear when throwing a cast net. A while back I got a new fishing shirt with big strong buttons that were not supposed to break or come off. They didn't !!! I was shrimping off a dock and about the 3rd throw the 10 foot net I was using hung up on a couple of the buttons and I threw myself slap off the dock. Good thing there were only about 20 people watching.:0a13:
     
  16. renji2476

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    Been there.... (unfortunately) done that as well (only some close friends that haven't let me forget about it, saw it happen!LOL!!!!) The other thing is watch what you have in your pockets I had a $65 Kershaw folding knife hooked on to my pocket with the belt clip sticking out when I cast the net. I saw something black fly off the net came to realize that was a $65 weight.... The good ending to this story is that I ended up "catching" the knife with the same cast net the following year!!! Talk about LUCK!!!
     
  17. tunnafish

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