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Old 11-30-2018, 06:16 AM
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I have been waiting for your review since couple of months ago. Please expedite...lol
Hahaa. Ive been a littler busy with work and the weekends I go out to fish, I always find myself having no time beforehand to do the video. But I did to the review part of the video last weekend. I wanted a couple shots me throwing both nets . So this weekend hopefully I get those done too.
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Old 11-30-2018, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by HighSeazFishing View Post
Hahaa. Ive been a littler busy with work and the weekends I go out to fish, I always find myself having no time beforehand to do the video. But I did to the review part of the video last weekend. I wanted a couple shots me throwing both nets . So this weekend hopefully I get those done too.
Let’s go! Who needs the work part?!? Fish and cast net videos!
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Old 11-30-2018, 11:51 AM
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I also have 2 of their custom series nets and like them a lot.Very similar to Black Pearl.The only thing I would change would be thinner hand line.
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Old 12-03-2018, 07:34 AM
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I have been seeing a lot of recommendations for Tim Wade nets, now I read this thread. I am just learning to toss, and I got a flee market over used 8' net. Super light, must be .8# per foot.
So I know can get consistant opening to maybe 60-70 percent. Most ppl I see tossing get more like 80 percent open. that all said, I was thinking a 10' quality net may be in my future. leaning towards 1.2# and 1/4" mesh. would like to be able to get Ballyhoo and pilchards. Pilchards would be in 4-10' of water, while the bally would be on the reef, say 30' of water.
Is my thinking right, or should I be thinking 3/8 mech. Here are a few more questions if you are still reading

How does Baracuda nets compare to a Tim Wade, They are slightly less $$
Anybody every used the warranty on the Baracuda net? Was it a hassle?

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Old 12-03-2018, 07:44 AM
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3/8 is a good all around net. If I could have just one net, that'd be it.

1/4 inch is great for whitebait, and you're not going to gill as many fish, but will sink slower. Either will work for what you're looking for, since the ballys will be on top, and 4-10 foot is pretty shallow. That said, I'd go with a heavier net than you have. If whitebait in your area is on the larger size, definitely get the 3/8.
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Old 12-03-2018, 08:33 AM
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Tim Wade nets are great if you know exactly what you need. Every component of the net is picked by you, many times for specific use.
That being said I agree with John 3/8 for Bally and Pilchards is about perfect.FWI I currently use the 10" cuda custom (1.6#) 3/8 and the same in 8' for shy bait when I need distance.I have a few Wade nets but they were made for specific bait situations as said above.
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Old 12-03-2018, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by highflier1 View Post
I have been seeing a lot of recommendations for Tim Wade nets, now I read this thread. I am just learning to toss, and I got a flee market over used 8' net. Super light, must be .8# per foot.
So I know can get consistant opening to maybe 60-70 percent. Most ppl I see tossing get more like 80 percent open. that all said, I was thinking a 10' quality net may be in my future. leaning towards 1.2# and 1/4" mesh. would like to be able to get Ballyhoo and pilchards. Pilchards would be in 4-10' of water, while the bally would be on the reef, say 30' of water.
Is my thinking right, or should I be thinking 3/8 mech. Here are a few more questions if you are still reading

How does Baracuda nets compare to a Tim Wade, They are slightly less $$
Anybody every used the warranty on the Baracuda net? Was it a hassle?

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There is a great explanation on the Barracuda website about all the specific parts of their nets.
I have not used the warranty, but on Barracuda's FB page they have tons of reviews and I'm sure many have used the warranty.
I'd say 3/8
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Old 12-03-2018, 09:13 PM
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I have been waiting for your review since couple of months ago. Please expedite...lol
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Old 12-03-2018, 09:18 PM
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I threw both nets on the grass and was impressed by both. They were a little big and heavy for me being kinda short so I had to spin to get them to open all the way. Both opens with ease. The heaver weights on the betts allowed it to open just as good as the Barracuda. If only the barracuda had the handline and the color scheme of the betts, that would be the net of everyones dreams. Or atleast mine.
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Old 12-04-2018, 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by HighSeazFishing View Post
I threw both nets on the grass and was impressed by both. They were a little big and heavy for me being kinda short so I had to spin to get them to open all the way. Both opens with ease. The heaver weights on the betts allowed it to open just as good as the Barracuda. If only the barracuda had the handline and the color scheme of the betts, that would be the net of everyones dreams. Or atleast mine.
I haven't seen a morada upclose but in your video both nets look the same in color. I don't see a camo color in that betts. I could be wrong but it seems the design of the betts you have to have that extra half a foot to get the true size when open compared to all the other brands. Great video, I was waiting the whole time to see you throw them. Do you still plan to do a sink test video?
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I haven't seen a morada upclose but in your video both nets look the same in color. I don't see a camo color in that betts. I could be wrong but it seems the design of the betts you have to have that extra half a foot to get the true size when open compared to all the other brands. Great video, I was waiting the whole time to see you throw them. Do you still plan to do a sink test video?
What I meant by camo was the lead line, not the actual netting. Thats what the rep told me at Betts tackle atleast. I wont be doing a sink video, im not the best swimming and Im the one who has to be doing the throwing while someone else gets into the water.
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Barracuda also offers a 'Custom' series that offers 1.6 lbs / ft. The Betts in the video was a 1.6 lbs / ft version so wanted to point that out in case anyone was wanting to compare.
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Old 12-04-2018, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by HighSeazFishing View Post
What I meant by camo was the lead line, not the actual netting. Thats what the rep told me at Betts tackle atleast. I wont be doing a sink video, im not the best swimming and Im the one who has to be doing the throwing while someone else gets into the water.
If we were closer to each other I'd get in the water for that. I don't know how much the lead line counts for spooking bait. I had an old, actual, camo no spook net from betts for a few months. I do think there is something to having a colored net that helps cut the shine from the sun when throwing. That's why I went with a black colored barracuda. Betts handline looks nice. What is your thoughts on the way each does the horn. betts and others used to use a small divided horn. Most custom nets are now going to that open style while barracuda is sporting a large divided. I have a tim wade 10' that has the horn like betts marado. That one compared to the large divided of the cuda seem to give the same results. but I know the smaller divided horns always seem to tangle a lot.
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After reading this thread, I added a 10' cuda inshore net to my xmas list. now I see it says sold out and no way to order. I guess I will have to hope for a nice lump of coal.

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