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7 foot net review #13185608 06/14/19 05:03 PM
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I took Randy Wood's advice and got a 7 foot throw net. For those of you still using a 5 or six foot net you need to trade up. The performance of the net was amazing considering I only added a couple feet but that makes the difference in trying to get shad in medium water like 7-10 feet.

The main downside of these bigger nets is you need a different technique to throw them. After trying the same technique I used with my smaller net and getting nowhere, I went on Youtube while on the lake and found this good video. Using this technique produces a fully open net every time for me. First time I tried this I got a net full of shad, a huge carp and a catfish ( not good).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DmtWT0hVlk

Yesterday I went out in mid afternoon, marked shad in 10 feet of water and got more 5-7 inch threadfins than I could use in a couple throws. I'm sure the Chocolate milk color of PK helps some as tehy cannot see the net coming. I'll be interested in seeing if this works as well once the lake clears up.


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Re: 7 foot net review [Re: PKfishin] #13186267 06/15/19 02:28 AM
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Just started throwing a net myself but not getting a good pancake. I will definitely give this technique a try and thx for the info.

Re: 7 foot net review [Re: PKfishin] #13186554 06/15/19 02:39 PM
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This is how I throw mine and its a heavy 7 foot. 1 1/2 pounds a foot.
Huge difference between a cheap light weight net and a quality heavy one.
This method also works great on big nets 8-12 feet.

https://youtu.be/MGbknx7pHlM

Re: 7 foot net review [Re: Whaler-170] #13186561 06/15/19 02:47 PM
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Whaler: I've seen that technique before and tried it with mixed results. It really depends on releasing the part of the net you are holding at the right time. Works really good based on the videos I have seen and would probably be the way to go with a very heavy net.


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Re: 7 foot net review [Re: PKfishin] #13186569 06/15/19 02:54 PM
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That video made throwing a net way to difficult ..

Re: 7 foot net review [Re: PKfishin] #13186602 06/15/19 03:35 PM
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Cool videos! I like seeing different ways to throw the net.

Re: 7 foot net review [Re: PKfishin] #13186956 06/15/19 11:32 PM
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Thanks for posting! I will have to try that. I learned what I call the triple method....I load a third of the net over my left shoulder, third in my right hand, and a third dangling free and throw it. I got it down but takes a little bit to load the net and get ready to throw it plus I learned the hard way that cast net and shirts with buttons dont mix with this method lol!. Im curious to try a few other methods as in the video.


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Re: 7 foot net review [Re: PKfishin] #13187002 06/16/19 12:22 AM
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Is the method where you half it and hold it in your mouth a lost art? I been doing it that way for years.

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Some may put it in their mouth but I dont.

If you watch this video about 5 times you will eventually notice its about a casting net and she is teaching you how to throw it....but hard to pay attention to the net roflmao



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Originally Posted by RespectTheFish
Some may put it in their mouth but I dont.

If you watch this video about 5 times you will eventually notice its about a casting net and she is teaching you how to throw it....but hard to pay attention to the net roflmao


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I'm not a fan of putting any portion of a castnet in my mouth, and I surely don't want a wet shirt on when running across a lake even when the weather isn't cold.
I throw my net like the OP demonstrated in the video! thumb


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Is the method where you half it and hold it in your mouth a lost art? I been doing it that way for years.

I throw it that way between 25 and 150 times a week.


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Re: 7 foot net review [Re: RespectTheFish] #13187872 06/17/19 02:34 AM
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Originally Posted by RespectTheFish
Some may put it in their mouth but I dont.

If you watch this video about 5 times you will eventually notice its about a casting net and she is teaching you how to throw it....but hard to pay attention to the net roflmao



I thought you said there was a cast net in the video shocked

Re: 7 foot net review [Re: PKfishin] #13187905 06/17/19 03:17 AM
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This video is pretty cool... definitely not as sexy...

https://youtu.be/eTSG6xz4YMQ


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Originally Posted by PKfishin
I took Randy Wood's advice and got a 7 foot throw net.



So what brand of net did you go with?


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