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Old 09-01-2019, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Lu 1967 View Post
Try releasing your right hand at the 2 o'clock position Your right shoulder should be pointed towards your target to give you a circular motion while throwing.
BTW those videos above are left handed throws.
thanks Iíll keep practicing, and try that
Old 09-01-2019, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Jack Hexter View Post
There is nothing like hands on instruction. You can look at all the videos you want, but if you have someone that can throw an net and tell you what you are doing right and wrong, it will shorten the learning curve. There are hundreds of ways to load a net but hands on will help a lot. Find a friend, or if you are in the area of a store that specializes in selling nets, they will have someone that can teach you . If in the Tarpon Springs of Tampa Area, come to Tarpon Fishing Outfitters or Tampa Fishing Outfitters for a 1/2 hour lesson that will have you catching bait in no time
Thatís great I was thinking the same thing but I do my fishing in south jersey.
Old 09-02-2019, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by David Bell View Post

That’s great I was thinking the same thing but I do my fishing in south jersey.
Percy is in staten island
if you drive there he wont let you leave til you can throw the net
He took hours teaching me in his yard
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Originally Posted by David Bell View Post

I keep getting bananas throws to about half moons. Iím throwing right handed. Facing forward my left hand side is opening well nice semi circle, itís my right hand side thatís not opening up creating banana and half moon throws.
Sounds like you just need to practice more on the timing of your release. The longer you can make the bottom section of your net when you make it up makes for easier opening as it's the centrifugal force of the lead line that opens the net. I have to make up my net shorter when throwing over a high railing. I'm also very old school, having been throwing nets for about sixty years and still put the lead line in my mouth. I've gotten used to the taste of polluted water and the flesh eating bacteria actually seem to clean up my cavities.
Old 09-02-2019, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by roodboy View Post
Percy is in staten island
if you drive there he wont let you leave til you can throw the net
He took hours teaching me in his yard
Best advice yet.His nets will open way easier that that Betts bullseye net.
Old 09-02-2019, 08:20 PM
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Other than me thinking that Darcy is uber hot... She is a great teacher. I'd watch her video and pay attention to the details! She really takes the time and accurately explains the technique. I can throw a small net really well. After failing on a larger net (bait was still caught) once, I found her video. One throw in the yard and the results were 1000% better!

the technique changes from a 4' net (radius) up. I've never tried a 10' radius net (20' circle)
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Originally Posted by fijon View Post
Other than me thinking that Darcy is uber hot... She is a great teacher. I'd watch her video and pay attention to the details! She really takes the time and accurately explains the technique. I can throw a small net really well. After failing on a larger net (bait was still caught) once, I found her video. One throw in the yard and the results were 1000% better!

the technique changes from a 4' net (radius) up. I've never tried a 10' radius net (20' circle)
Thanks, glad the vid helped. I'd say the vid above is for nets to 8'...10 and over you probably need a triple load method, vid on that coming out when I get to it.
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This is by far the best video I've seen.

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This is also a great video

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Just imagine Capts. Scott Walker and Steve Rodger were able to make perfect throws with their clothes on. I guess they don't crave as much attention as the bikini clad throwers.
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So......
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Originally Posted by tarpononecharter View Post
Just imagine Capts. Scott Walker and Steve Rodger were able to make perfect throws with their clothes on. I guess they don't crave as much attention as the bikini clad throwers.
The irony being that methods that utilize the throwers shoulders will soak the thrower and his/her shirts after a few throws. Which wouldn't matter if you're in a bikini. And the bikini' throwers method doesn't require laying any of the net on the shoulder.
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If you search Capt. Jimmy Lewis on youtube,he has a 3 part series on how to throw. The 3rd part is live action catching pilchards,kind of a how to.
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Originally Posted by fijon View Post
The irony being that methods that utilize the throwers shoulders will soak the thrower and his/her shirts after a few throws. Which wouldn't matter if you're in a bikini. And the bikini' throwers method doesn't require laying any of the net on the shoulder.
I'd like to see someone throw pancakes with a 12' net without using their shoulders.
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I believe Darcizzle said her technique in the video was for 8' max nets, and that the triple load would be needed for larger nets. And what's wrong with enjoying the video while learning. She is also good about offering advise on threads on this board.
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Originally Posted by fijon View Post
The irony being that methods that utilize the throwers shoulders will soak the thrower and his/her shirts after a few throws. Which wouldn't matter if you're in a bikini. And the bikini' throwers method doesn't require laying any of the net on the shoulder.
It's the wet shorts for me because of how I load. Synthetic shirts dry in minutes and have since made some shorts out of some Grudens to put on while catching bait.When real cold also water proof jacket.
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To each his own but I find it insulting. Put a fishing shirt and pair of shorts on and act like a professional if that's what you are.
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Originally Posted by tarpononecharter View Post
Just imagine Capts. Scott Walker and Steve Rodger were able to make perfect throws with their clothes on. I guess they don't crave as much attention as the bikini clad throwers.
Originally Posted by tarpononecharter View Post
To each his own but I find it insulting. Put a fishing shirt and pair of shorts on and act like a professional if that's what you are.
Waaa waaa, I can hear you crying from here. We'll wear what we want when we want. How come none of you big talkers ever say anything to me in person?
Only real issue here is I'm getting attention, and you, are not. Another tip, putting on a fishing shirt and shorts does NOT make you a professional, ignorance or sexism taught you that I guess, you being a prime example. One thing professionals don't do is cry, whine, and minimize others on the internet hiding behind their keyboard.
Looking forward to that chat TarponCharter.

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Old 09-04-2019, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by tarpononecharter View Post
To each his own but I find it insulting. Put a fishing shirt and pair of shorts on and act like a professional if that's what you are.
Do you ever listen to yourself speak, you sound idiotic.
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OOOH, he got told!

BTW, any shirt with buttons on it will give you some serious problems throwing a castnet and might get you thrown off the bow.
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