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Old 08-30-2019, 12:52 PM
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Anyone have a great technique, video or link they can share. Iíve tried simple and more complex ways but canít get a pancake throw itís a new 8í net, not tangled, I think itís just me.

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There are lots of possible reasons. Is your net a hand made panel net or a cheaper one in a bucket? Have you spread it out on the ground to see if it has enough net and long enough tuck lines to open fully? Does it open , then spring back smaller? Are you throwing bananas or partial half open and flat sided throws. First questions have to do with the net itself. Latter have to do with throwing technique. There are plenty of videos of girls in bikinis throwing nets properly. I think Darcizzle even has one where she throws a new Tim Wade net while wearing high heels.
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Old 08-30-2019, 03:06 PM
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I’m interested, can’t throw a net without my teeth old school.
I know , you tube etc,, but some links for best way would be great. Don’t care about the bikini part. Distracting!
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Check the video and photos at percycastnets.com
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Percy Cast Nets
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This is the method I use and works well. Other videos teach the same method, but this one is the best to watch IMO-
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Old 08-31-2019, 06:34 AM
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Its a brand new Betts Old Salt 8', I have used bucket nets in the past with success I have not thrown one in 5 years. The brail lines seem to be fine and are not over lapping each other nor are they flipped over the lead line. I would say more of a banana shaped to hot dog shape is what I'm getting.

I'm going to try the Percy net, throw it seems like a fairly easy to remember approach.
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I learned by the video on the Calusa Cast Net website. Easiest way that I have seen and you don't get wet.
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This is by far the easiest way to throw nets 8ft and under. Nothing over the shoulder, nothing in your mouth. There are several videos on it. Here's a couple.....


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Originally Posted by mdees88 View Post
This is by far the easiest way to throw nets 8ft and under. Nothing over the shoulder, nothing in your mouth. There are several videos on it. Here's a couple.....

https://youtu.be/gvH7UR81wlA

https://youtu.be/7IA3aEk2Hzo
This does look easy I will try it out today. Thanks!
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Not all techniques work for everyone.The triple-load was the on that clicked for me.Then it took months of semi regular practice for throwing to be second nature off a rocking boat.A lot of people just don't put in the time to learn.
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best one out there
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Originally Posted by OldBigBucks View Post
There are lots of possible reasons. Is your net a hand made panel net or a cheaper one in a bucket? Have you spread it out on the ground to see if it has enough net and long enough tuck lines to open fully? Does it open , then spring back smaller? Are you throwing bananas or partial half open and flat sided throws. First questions have to do with the net itself. Latter have to do with throwing technique. There are plenty of videos of girls in bikinis throwing nets properly. I think Darcizzle even has one where she throws a new Tim Wade net while wearing high heels.
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.
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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.
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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
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This does look easy I will try it out today. Thanks!
for an 8ft net. This is the one. If it gets longer you need a different throw, IMO.
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Originally Posted by mz06907 View Post

for an 8ft net. This is the one. If it gets longer you need a different throw, IMO.
I agree. I've been throwing my 10ft 1.5lb (very heavy) net this way for a few years and it's fine for a few throws here and there but one morning last spring i threw it well over a dozen times consecutively and I messed my elbow up, it's still not 100%. I can throw my 1lb 8fter countless times back to back without issue....
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Originally Posted by Water Bound View Post
This is the method I use and works well. Other videos teach the same method, but this one is the best to watch IMO- https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=w6swnJXwEws
I'd have to agree.
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Originally Posted by bogeyfree31 View Post
https://youtu.be/sKDPFQymjY0

best one out there
Watched it several times but didn't learn anything i couldn't concentrate on the technique.
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