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Old 06-13-2019, 03:09 PM
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Im good at throwing bananas not pancakes. Im right handed so I coil the rope in my left hand. Usually the entire left side of the net is flat while the rest of the net is round. Any tips to fix this?
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Old 06-13-2019, 03:11 PM
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Hire Darcizzle. She can throw a net.
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Old 06-13-2019, 03:21 PM
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If at first you don't succeed, keep on throwing 'till you do succeed.
I split the net, tuck the near lead line in my pinkys and throw it like you mean it. No lead line in mouth or over the shoulder, get wet after the first throw baloney. That is with a 12' net.
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Old 06-13-2019, 03:42 PM
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Hold the lead line in your right hand between your thumb and pointer separate from the bulk of the net. After you rotate and cast hold the lead line for a split second longer than the rest of the net. This will force the net to open.
I struggled for a long time before I figured that out, and I throw one for a living.
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Old 06-13-2019, 05:47 PM
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There are tons of videos on YouTube about this. This is the method I ultimately have gone to. I practiced in my back yard for about an hour and had it down pretty quickly.

I tried this one, but never have actually learned how to throw a net after watching it...
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:43 PM
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What size net? If 8ft or less the previous post is the way to go. Practice in the yard and you'll throw pancakes..... anything bigger and you will need to throw another way.
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The last hand to release determines shape. Spread your hands more when you release and vary when you release.
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Old 06-14-2019, 06:10 AM
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Sounds like your weight distribution is wrong try less weight in your left hand.
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This is something I still can't do despite watching upteen youtubes. Let us know if you ever figure it out. I think I'm just going to have to get private lessons.
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maybe this will help
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:53 AM
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Simple and good video.

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This is the method I use, I wish I would have found this video before, been searching the last 20 min for the one I used but this one is 10x better.

No teeth, no wet shoulders.
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Old 06-16-2019, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by slickcav View Post
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTSG6xz4YMQ

This is the method I use, I wish I would have found this video before, been searching the last 20 min for the one I used but this one is 10x better.

No teeth, no wet shoulders.

That method is great for 7 feet, maybe 8 feet and under.

t will not work for a big heavy 10-12 ft net.

I use the shrimpers method for big nets.
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Originally Posted by N2theblue View Post
That method is great for 7 feet, maybe 8 feet and under.

t will not work for a big heavy 10-12 ft net.

I use the shrimpers method for big nets.
its how I throw my 10 and 12er
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its how I throw my 10 and 12er
Diameter or radius? Cause if you're throwing a 12 foot radius heavy mullet/menhaden net like that, you are superman and I bow down before you. I'm bigger and stronger than most and I can't throw my 1.8 lb/ft 10 footer like that.
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Originally Posted by N2theblue View Post
Diameter or radius? Cause if you're throwing a 12 foot radius heavy mullet/menhaden net like that, you are superman and I bow down before you. I'm bigger and stronger than most and I can't throw my 1.8 lb/ft 10 footer like that.
Lol,I'm smaller and weaker than most so it's triple load for 10'+ nets for me.
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Lol,I'm smaller and weaker than most so it's triple load for 10'+ nets for me.
I like the shrimper's method a lot.
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Originally Posted by N2theblue View Post
Diameter or radius? Cause if you're throwing a 12 foot radius heavy mullet/menhaden net like that, you are superman and I bow down before you. I'm bigger and stronger than most and I can't throw my 1.8 lb/ft 10 footer like that.
radius. Its a light weight 3/8 mesh net not for giant bunker and mullet like your throwing. I can see where she can be quite heavy.
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Originally Posted by N2theblue View Post
I like the shrimper's method a lot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho7Q-eeckko
Thanks,similar to the way I throw but I choke the net up much more in order to clear the gunnels.
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radius. Its a light weight 3/8 mesh net not for giant bunker and mullet like your throwing. I can see where she can be quite heavy.
Yeah my Lee Fisher 3/8 1.5 lb/ft is about the limit of that method of throwing.
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