HOW TO THROW A CAST NET

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    STEP 4: With your right hand into the net gently begin to fan the net onto the right shoulder until      1/2 of the net is  resting on it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 STEP 5: Place your hand in between the net and gently slide the netting off your right shoulder into   your right hand catching it between your thumb and pointer finger

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

   STEP 6: Here's the tricky part once you have the net between your thumb and your pointer finger flip your wrist so the lean line is now on top of the netting and slide the netting between your pinky and the middle finger. Then grasp the lead line between your thumb and pointer finger as shown in figure

 

 

                                      

 

 

 

 

STEP7: Begin to throw the net from left to right in an UPWARD ARK, the last thing that you let go is the lead line between your fingers By holding it to the last possible second you will force the net to open in a circle

 

 

 

 

 

This method like all cast net instructions will take practice I suggest that once you have mastered it on land then on the water  before you try it on bait.  Nothing is more frustrating than getting the net caught on the boat or a net that doesn't open when throwing on bait!

 "GOOD LUCK - PRACTICE- PRACTICE-PRACTICE"

Charlie Kay 

East Coast Nets

email: charliekecn@aol.com

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