Cast Net Care: How to Make Your Cast Net Last Longer [VIDEO]
By: Luke Simonds on April 9, 2015
We received a lot of great feedback from the “How to Throw a Cast Net” video that we recently made, so we thought some “Cast Net Care” tips would be very helpful to those who are willing to put in some extra time to make their nets last as long as possible.
Best of all, the proper cast net upkeep tasks are all fairly simple and do not take up much time, so we highly recommend utilizing them because it can significantly increase the time before you have to buy a replacement net (which often cost upwards of $100 for the big nets that many saltwater anglers chuck).
So here are the three hazards this video focuses on along with their remedy:
- Sunlight – keep covered
- Salt – rinse with fresh water after use and soak in a mixture of fresh water and fabric softener on occasion
- Tears/Rips – repair holes in your net as soon as possible
How To Take Care Of Your Cast Net [VIDEO]
Being mindful of these three common causes of normal wear can help you get the most our of your cast net. Best of all, these three hazards can be minimized with just a little added time after your trip and by being mindful to keep it covered when out in the boat.
Also, we highly recommend that you store your net in a climate controlled place because garages and storage sheds can cause the mono to go brittle over time compared to being in a controlled environment… but be sure to soak in fabric softener to take away any dead fish smell.
Please leave a comment if you have any other tips for maintaining a cast net… hopefully, you can let us all know of a way to get a net unhung from structure as it seems to be the most common killer of nets.
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