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Old 09-04-2019, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Bugtussle View Post
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.
this is why I wear a bikini when cast netting
Old 09-04-2019, 01:31 PM
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For me, I will appreciate any good advice I can come across. Learning is a process, not an event. Seems small to try to demean anyone that is making a sincere effort to pass on some bit of knowledge. Live and let live for me. 😎
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Old 09-04-2019, 01:47 PM
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Soak your net over night in a 5 gallon bucket of clean water and a couple ounces of fabric softener. Makes the net more pliable and easier to part and throw.
Old 09-07-2019, 03:24 PM
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Try my method and learn to throw in 10 or 15 minutes.

Old 09-09-2019, 07:17 AM
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Originally Posted by DarcizzleOffshore View Post
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.
I enjoy all your videos and not just because of your bikini. Not sucking up here.....just being honest. I have caught some fish because of some of your Ideas.
Old 09-09-2019, 12:05 PM
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So I bought a cast net a while ago, and didn't practice much or have a chance to use it till Saturday when the mullet run was going by. I think I watched every video linked here when I got the net, but it had been a while. I was terrible to say the least. Just rewatched a couple videos and realized I was loading it in the wrong hand! I was throwing right handed and loading it in my left. Long story short, don't do that folks!
Old 09-09-2019, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Jason9876 View Post
So I bought a cast net a while ago, and didn't practice much or have a chance to use it till Saturday when the mullet run was going by. I think I watched every video linked here when I got the net, but it had been a while. I was terrible to say the least. Just rewatched a couple videos and realized I was loading it in the wrong hand! I was throwing right handed and loading it in my left. Long story short, don't do that folks!
One of the things I tell people is to throw the net with the hand you throw a Frisbee with. So, you'd load the net in the opposite hand, and your "Frisbee" hand is the lead hand.
Old 09-09-2019, 02:09 PM
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So I watched a bunch of castnet video's and so far the two I'm gonna try are Darcizzle's and this guy's, another member on here. They looked the easiest And both explained it thoroughly. I definitely don't want to use my teeth or my shoulder. Thanks you two for taking the time.
Old 09-10-2019, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by peacemon View Post
So I watched a bunch of castnet video's and so far the two I'm gonna try are Darcizzle's and this guy's, another member on here. They looked the easiest And both explained it thoroughly. I definitely don't want to use my teeth or my shoulder. Thanks you two for taking the time.
https://youtu.be/eTSG6xz4YMQ
you make a good point. I have been trying to figure out the bigger net. this vid and darsizzle explain every move - it works awesome on an 8' net. On the bigger net videos I have watched, they seem to gloss over a move here in there. in the second "load", for example, Mr Walker flips the leadlead up before he takes half of the remaining lead. He does it so fast that it is hard to follow how he is doing it. I guess practice is the only way.
Old 09-11-2019, 04:06 AM
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Originally Posted by mz06907 View Post
you make a good point. I have been trying to figure out the bigger net. this vid and darsizzle explain every move - it works awesome on an 8' net. On the bigger net videos I have watched, they seem to gloss over a move here in there. in the second "load", for example, Mr Walker flips the leadlead up before he takes half of the remaining lead. He does it so fast that it is hard to follow how he is doing it. I guess practice is the only way.
Watch closely what he does with the lead line and his left thumb.A lot of people miss that part of the load.Talking about Walkers triple load throw.
Old 09-13-2019, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by burningdaylight View Post
I'd like to see someone throw pancakes with a 12' net without using their shoulders.

Old 09-14-2019, 04:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Yellow Fever View Post
Never tried a 12 footer.....I'm too old to do it. Back would hurt, shoulders, arms, and I would be huffing and puffing too much to even fish. More power to you and I bow to your expertise.
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Originally Posted by Yellow Fever View Post
I like his technique, although he didn't throw a single pancake
Old 10-14-2019, 09:28 AM
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I throw castnets almost daily. I use a no teeth method. I use this method for nets 3ft to 10ft. Distance is usually needed, so many days I am throwing to the end of the rope. Notice my hand on lead-in here:

I always tell people to exaggerate this and go slow.



I am mostly throwing 12 and 14 footers however. I make them custom and extra heavy. So even a 1/4" or 3/8" mesh sinks as fast as possible.

Here is a seminar I did that may help you:


It really comes down to the bait you are targeting, depth of water and what you are comfortable throwing. I carry 4 to 5 nets with me to maximize the situation. For example if the pilchards are in deep water, I will throw a 14 foot 1/2 inch mesh Extra heavy so it sinks to them fast and open. I always try to be one and done, so having the right net for the job is key.

Here is a tip to form a bag with your net as well:


Hope that helps.

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Originally Posted by ReelGrimm View Post
I throw castnets almost daily. I use a no teeth method. I use this method for nets 3ft to 10ft. Distance is usually needed, so many days I am throwing to the end of the rope. Notice my hand on lead-in here:

I always tell people to exaggerate this and go slow.



I am mostly throwing 12 and 14 footers however. I make them custom and extra heavy. So even a 1/4" or 3/8" mesh sinks as fast as possible.

Here is a seminar I did that may help you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNphNAN_kk8

It really comes down to the bait you are targeting, depth of water and what you are comfortable throwing. I carry 4 to 5 nets with me to maximize the situation. For example if the pilchards are in deep water, I will throw a 14 foot 1/2 inch mesh Extra heavy so it sinks to them fast and open. I always try to be one and done, so having the right net for the job is key.

Here is a tip to form a bag with your net as well:

https://youtu.be/UfvgGdugk8s

Hope that helps.
Watched all of these vids and it's helped me tremendously! Great vids. Thanks!!!
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Originally Posted by bigike4 View Post
Watched all of these vids and it's helped me tremendously! Great vids. Thanks!!!
Awesome. Glad I could help. More coming...
Old 10-16-2019, 05:31 AM
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If you bought a Bett's net it should have come with some of the best casting instructions available.
They have directions for throwing nets under 8ft. and then the larger nets.
Nothing in the teeth or over the shoulder.
Anything under 8ft. and you DO NOT take a back swing or windup and over 8ft. YOU TAKE a big back swing or windup.
Look for the Bett's instructions to learn One of the best ways to cast a net!
Capt. Dave
P.S. these instructions where developed for Bett's and taught to me by Capt. Jerry Dilsaver former SKA champion.

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Old 10-16-2019, 07:12 AM
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Originally Posted by burningdaylight View Post
I'd like to see someone throw pancakes with a 12' net without using their shoulders.
You will see this method repeated as you posted earlier. This is how I throw mine and was taught by commercial guys 40 years ago.

I miss this guy below in the video. I took him bait fishing with me one morning and when I loaded the net to throw he said "that's just like I throw it bro" RIP
Old 10-16-2019, 10:13 AM
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I like this technique and use a variation of it.

For practicing, I like to start off with a small net and work my way to the larger ones. It takes more upper body strength than most people think. IMHO.
Old 10-16-2019, 01:14 PM
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Those 1/4 inch mesh nets are a real bear to hold for any length of time when their that long.That Ceasar net looked really nice tho.

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