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Old 07-29-2019, 03:01 PM
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Anyone here happen to know of a method for throwing with only one usable arm? I'm missing my right arm about seven inches past the elbow... I want to throw my own net and won't be wearing a prosthetic while doing it... I'm otherwise healthy and fit. I've scoured for video's etc but no luck in being able to make anything work...
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Only thing I can think of is to try the "one handed" method and instead of holding the lead line with the non throwing hand use your teeth. It would be hard because that other hand is used to put a little spin on the lead line. It takes lots of practice in the yard for newbs with both arms to get good with a net. Also, get a good quality net. I can throw my 10' Tim Wade net using the one hand method and pancake every throw. My other "cheap" nets.....not so much.
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I’m also missing half of my arm, a few inches below the elbow. Practice practice practice. I havnt tried a cast net yet...don’t really use em up here.
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Originally Posted by theman1990 View Post
Anyone here happen to know of a method for throwing with only one usable arm? I'm missing my right arm about seven inches past the elbow... I want to throw my own net and won't be wearing a prosthetic while doing it... I'm otherwise healthy and fit. I've scoured for video's etc but no luck in being able to make anything work...
Here's one that works very well with one hand. I used to own one and they take very little practice.

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I've thrown nets all my life, see your in tampa, if you travel to south Florida often I'd love to try and help. That would be awesome to pancake with one arm! Pm if I can help.
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Million $$$ idea: PVC cast net gun
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Originally Posted by SWF Pontoon Angler View Post
Here's one that works very well with one hand. I used to own one and they take very little practice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuKVcncUw-E
just watched that video...looks like that might be the ticket
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Check out a net called a BallyHoop net. This is a net that you put into the water and then pull the net back to the boat and hopefully through a school of bait. A friend just bought one and we haven't tried it yet but may be just what you need.
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Years ago I talked to a guy who told me it was possible to throw one handed.
I forget how he handled the net but he said you throw it like a baseball and then he showed me.
It looked way easier than two hands! Which I have trouble with. I throw a lot of "kidney" shaped patterns.
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Look up real reports on utube
guy is a member here, has a one hand method
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I'll have to look him up! The vid posted above is a specific net.... I already own two (girlfriend has a small walmart net and I received a large Bett's old salt as a gift) so that idea is out though I DO think maybe the way he takes the net back over the hoop might work w/o a hoop....
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Originally Posted by theman1990 View Post
I'll have to look him up! The vid posted above is a specific net.... I already own two (girlfriend has a small walmart net and I received a large Bett's old salt as a gift) so that idea is out though I DO think maybe the way he takes the net back over the hoop might work w/o a hoop....
No, there are several makers of nets like that and they are made to throw with one hand. As I said, they work great, caught many bait fish with one.
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Originally Posted by theman1990 View Post
I'll have to look him up! The vid posted above is a specific net.... I already own two (girlfriend has a small walmart net and I received a large Bett's old salt as a gift) so that idea is out though I DO think maybe the way he takes the net back over the hoop might work w/o a hoop....
The hoop is what makes the net work with one hand, because it spreads the net.
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I saw a video not too long ago on Facebook of a commercial mullet cast netter. Guy was probably early 20's and he loaded and threw a 12' net one handed just to show off. Sumbitch threw a perfect pancake. No idea how to source the video but it's out there somewhere. It's kinda funny, he throws up like a "come at me, bro" salute when he drops that pancake into the grass.
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My grand pa rolled prince Albert cigarettes with one hand (shot gun hunting/fence accident before anesthesia and a meat saw) . You got this.
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Look up the one hand technique. Instead of holding the lead line with the non-net hand, just drape it over the end of your arm. Start with a small net.
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Found it...
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Here is the technique I use. When I'm throwing tomorrow, I'm going to try to do it with one hand and instead of using my left hand to grab the lead line at the end, I'll put the lead line over shoulder. I will let you know if that works.

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Originally Posted by ReelGrimm View Post
Here is the technique I use. When I'm throwing tomorrow, I'm going to try to do it with one hand and instead of using my left hand to grab the lead line at the end, I'll put the lead line over shoulder. I will let you know if that works.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTSG6xz4YMQ

Did it work?

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