Are all casting nets created equal or is there a specific kind you folks with experience recommend? You have convinced me to go buy one.
No sir they are not created equal, but these kinds of cast net questions usually turn into Ford vs Chevy vs dodge arguments -
Like most everything else there are “better” nets out there for the “better” money-
I promise if someone says the 5ft net at Walmart works for them just fine, THEN someone else will then add that you should learn with a 7ft and not to waste your money on anything but a betts brand.
My advice if a friend ask is usually to just buy a cheaper net from academy and learn to throw it first, from 5-7 ft (you double the size of the net when it’s open)
And 7 ft is the largest legal size in Texas waters-
If you have trouble learning off of you tube post up in here and I would bet someone would be glad to meet you somewhere and help you, it’s not that hard, and you can learn in your yard or driveway or if you have a swimming pool even better-
After you learn to use one then you can upgrade and learn about the mesh size and pounds per inch and why those things matter
But absolutey start throwning a net, it will change some of your fishing experience in a good way-