Post by chillydigits on Jul 2, 2013 10:12:38 GMT -5
I am looking to buy a cast net to pick up a few shad for bait. I have never thrown a cast net, that said the local Wally has a 3.5ft radius as well as a 5ft radius net in stock. Which is easier to throw? And to get the hang of using? Hmmm wonder if i could practice cast netting my wifes chickens in the yard...... Thanks in advance Fred
I got the 3.5 for the girlfriend because she wanted to learn how to throw a net. Not only can she not get it to open, I can't either. I never had a problem with the 5 ft nets I bad in the past. I say get a 5 ft.
Those smaller nets are good when you need to throw out a ways to get to the shad. I have seen some guys throw them to the end of the rope with ease. Those 5 footers are hard to throw hard/far and get to open. I get most of my shad from a local lake with docks so I dont need the distance that a small net affords.
Just another aspect to consider. From there its about mesh size....but I wont get into that.
By the way....a good throw net will be the best investment youll ever make. I save myself hundreds of dollars each year.
Post by Skyline1506 on Jul 3, 2013 17:26:27 GMT -5
3/8 mesh is the percect size to get big and small baits, but sinks slow. the bigger the hole size the faster it will sink. i like 1/2 because i rarely need anything smaller than what a 1/2in hole will stop
I would go with the 5ft.or a 6ft. If you look on the os nets thread on this site you will see that Oran has a video displaying a very simple method of throwing a castnet and he also has a very nice selection of castnets.