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Old 11-15-2012, 01:45 PM
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I'm new to SB and want to talk about a survival item that may or may not have been discussed previously. If it has already been mentioned then I apologize in advance.
You can buy a 3-5 ft. diameter casting net at WM for under 30$. These are great for catching small fish and bait fish. They aren't that heavy or difficult to use or pack. I wouldn't be without one. RWS
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I'm new to SB and want to talk about a survival item that may or may not have been discussed previously. If it has already been mentioned then I apologize in advance.
You can buy a 3-5 ft. diameter casting net at WM for under 30$. These are great for catching small fish and bait fish. They aren't that heavy or difficult to use or pack. I wouldn't be without one. RWS
Got any pics of you actually using yours. I would to see how it works. We all know we can buy it but you showing how it works would be great, since you would not be with out one.
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I'm new to SB and want to talk about a survival item that may or may not have been discussed previously. If it has already been mentioned then I apologize in advance.
You can buy a 3-5 ft. diameter casting net at WM for under 30$. These are great for catching small fish and bait fish. They aren't that heavy or difficult to use or pack. I wouldn't be without one. RWS
Funny you post this because I have one 4ft cast net in my gear in my BOV.
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Actually, I'm not very good at following the instructions (a man thing you know) and have an unorthodox way to do it. It doesn't always open up real pretty, but I have caught a lot of fish with it.
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Are you good at getting it to pop open real nice? OK, I said was easy to use! I can getter dun with it, but some might find it difficult. Sorry, no video for anyone, you guys will have to trust me about it.
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i agree they are handy ,,,,the only problem is they need a fairly smooth bottom or deep enough water that they dont snag up,,,a few branches stuck in the bottom or jagged rocks rip them up pretty fast
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Are you good at getting it to pop open real nice? OK, I said was easy to use! I can getter dun with it, but some might find it difficult. Sorry, no video for anyone, you guys will have to trust me about it.
I keep the 4 footer in the truck, and have two 6 er's for quick use in the boat and a 10 for faster gathering. I ave been collecting bait and throwing for 20+ years now and the bigger they are you have to use different ways to throw them. I wish you lived closer as I have taught many how to properly throw and be successful. Always look for more weight per foot to let the net sink quicker so that you don't miss bait, and a 3/8" mesh help with catching smaller bait. The best starter net is an Old Salt for quality and weight per foot.
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you can also supplement them with the local fauna for camo netting.
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Any kind of netting or mesh is really best used when cut into the shape of thong-style underwear. And worn. You know...for survival purposes.


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I'm new to SB and want to talk about a survival item that may or may not have been discussed previously. If it has already been mentioned then I apologize in advance.
You can buy a 3-5 ft. diameter casting net at WM for under 30$. These are great for catching small fish and bait fish. They aren't that heavy or difficult to use or pack. I wouldn't be without one. RWS
The problem that I run into is that most of the time it works better when out on the lake and not that great from close to shore.
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You could also weigh down one side and run it across a small river or stream, tie off at the banks and have the whole stream netted off. catch all kinds of good stuff like that..... at least anything coming down stream
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I can open an 8foot unit perfectly almost every time. Used to catch a lot of shrimp while in the Corps in South Carolina. I held part of the rope in my teeth. Did a little half-spin move with my right hand on the weights and just spin my wrist and arm. Sorry for the poor description that's the best I can describe my technique. I believe I have used even larger ones but can't remember for sure. I do remember ripping them when they would get snagged on debris.
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