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Old 09-30-2011, 12:32 PM
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Has anyone compared the castability of the Blackpearl cast nets vs the mass produced nets like Betts? I currently throw a Betts, and while I like it, I am considering buying a larger diameter one. Do the handmade ones like Black Pearl and LeeFisher really throw and layout better?
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I'd recommend Calusa. Well worth the money.
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I throw a 10 ft bait buster I got from cordon's net shop near ocean isle beach. Throws great and only cost$100 I think there hand made also and alot of the charter cpt. Around here throw them. I also have a bait buster 6 ft net that is also fabulous. Open real nice when thrown correctly.
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I went from a 10 foot betts to a 11 foot Black Pearl. The BP is a much better net IMO, it does not tangle up like my Betts did. I had 2 Betts nets fail on me in one year, one had faulty mesh and the other ripped. I love my BP and would buy another one when the time comes.
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:31 AM
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I throw a 10 ft bait buster I got from cordon's net shop near ocean isle beach. Throws great and only cost$100 I think there hand made also and alot of the charter cpt. Around here throw them. I also have a bait buster 6 ft net that is also fabulous. Open real nice when thrown correctly.
X2.. Gordon net works! just got two nets a few weeks ago from him.. couldn't be happier!

1 1/2 lb weight per foot and sinks fast. Great net and that is all we buy! Most local folks buy from him..
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:33 AM
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capt brants custom nets(stealth). Saw one flip in 31 ft of water this weekend and filled the well with one throw!!...its deadly
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I would love to throw a pricey net but having just ripped one up on an oyster rake last week could not bring myself to spend the money. My Betts Blue will have to do.
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:55 AM
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I have a black pearl and lee fisher bait buster. The black pearl can get heavy real quick and honestly if you the the gold series one thats heavy as shyt, you are going to need a spin to throw it. I love my lee fisher 9 footer though.
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Old 10-03-2011, 02:52 PM
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while traveling between locations, saw bait in 44 ft decided to try to reload instead of running to hill. threw chaptain brants stealt and caught@ 80-100 pogies
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Thanks for all the input. Sounds like this is one area where you do get what you pay for. It's tough to drop $200+ on a net not knowing much about how well it performs. Looks like the handmade ones are worth the $$$.
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for Tim Wade cast nets. Can't find him online.
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