if you're in a survival situation, would you prefer a fishing rod or a throw net?
The net definitely if I am not traveling on foot. Those things are heavy.As the Inuit call them, 'square hooks' would be the ideal if you are trying to feed a family. You can catch a lot more fish with a lot less effort using nets.
True, it is not the only type of net either. But OP asked about "throw nets". In which case the video illustrates. There are also gil-nets which are much easier to use but those you really do not "throw". Thrownets and gilnets have different design features.Thats not the only way to use a net.