How To Throw A Big Cast Net Without Using Your Mouth [VIDEO]

Published by Luke Simonds under
Last updated on: July 6, 2017

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It’s cast net time!

The ability to throw a cast net is essential for anyone who plans to fish regularly.

Since we’ve received many questions relating to cast net throwing, we decided to create a video that not only teaches how to throw a cast net, but more importantly, this video shows exactly where the different sections of the net end up when casted properly so you can more easily fix any issues that you may have when out on the water.

For instance, if you’re having trouble opening the top, bottom, left, or right side of the net, this video will help you understand exactly where in your loading of the net the issue is occurring so you can make the needed adjustments going forward.

The goal of this video is to teach you how to properly load the net and to allow you to understand exactly where the various sections of the net end up when done properly so you can more easily fix any issues that you may be having with consistently opening the net is a full circle.

Please note that there are multiple different ways to throw a cast net, and this is just the one that I’ve used for the past 20+ years.

The reason I like it is that you don’t have to be strong to throw pancakes with a big cast net. For example, I was throwing a 12 footer when I was 15 years old weighing only 120 lbs.

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How To Throw A Big Cast Net – Essential Steps

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Here is a list of the essential cast net steps and the exact time that you can find it in the video below:

  1. Clear the net of tangles (0:52)
  2. Load rope and net material in your trailing hand (1:53)
  3. Load front section of the net in your leading hand (3:20)
  4. Load the middle section (4:20)
    • Using mouth method (4:34)
    • No mouth method (5:45)
  5. Casting Motion (6:37)

Enjoy the cast net video below.

Cast Net Throwing Tutorial Video

Conclusion

The ability to throw a big cast net is essential for those who want to be able to consistently catch good fish without having to rely on anyone else for success.

Best of all, anybody can do it when taught how to properly load and throw it… success is determined by technique, not power.

My best advice is to practice throwing your cast net at home, in a park, or somewhere on land so you can really get good before you go out under pressure.

Too many anglers think they can just wing it out on the water, but it’s entirely different while out on the water dealing with currents, wind, waves, other boats, etc.

It’s always best to have the casting part down pat which will make mother nature easier to deal with…

We hope you enjoy this cast net throwing tutorial video.

Leave a comment below if you have any questions or ideas for improvement.

Related Video: Cast Net Throwing Tips From 5 Top Anglers [VIDEO] 

Related Blog Post: How To Throw A 10-Foot Cast Net The Easy Way

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CAPTAIN DAVE WRIGHT
Member

Great Video and instruction. I am going to use the “marker tape” idea to really fine tune my casting ability. I hate when I have a bad throw and see the baitfish scattering ( and hear the bait actually laughing at my bad throw)!

Robert Cole
Member

Great video! One question though, what should I look for in a quality net without spending a fortune? Like most people I have limited funds for my hobby and for now I use a Walmart special, I hate that thing but I don’t know what I should be considering.

Paul Memoli
Member

Between the video and salt strong ambassador Bill Flynn I can toss a ten footer pretty well. Still working on a twelve, but I’m sure I’ll get it.

William Flynn
Ambassador

Thanks Paul just saw this.

Mark S
Member

The video was a great help on hand position. Full circle almost every time with no wind ???✝

Jerry Langley
Member

Enjoyed the cast net video, now practice

Back in California now
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Back in California now

When I first moved to Wilmington NC there was an old fishing pamphlet at the library that showed how to use a clothespin instead of your mouth. You shave the ridges down a bit & hang it around your neck. Worked like a champ & I had zero experience in using a casting net.

James Bergman
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James Bergman

Thanks for your video. You made everything very clear and easy to understand. However, I’m confident that I can find a way to mess up casting my net. I guess there is no substitute for practice. If you want to find me, I’ll be in my back yard casting my net 🙂

Gregory Ramko
Member

Great video. I wish you could offer a paid seminar where you give hands on training. Maybe in the future, you could offer such a thing. I promise I will wear my “no cats” shirt. lol

Bart
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Bart

Have always triple loaded, this is my first attempt at a double load. Love the tutorial, but any tips as to getting the trail hand side of the net open? Lead hand side is opening fine, but trail hand side is trying to follow with it and not opening at all. Thanks!

Ralton Albritton
Member

Awesome tutorial, bait in that clear Placida water can’t run fast enough away from these pancakes I toss at them! Very informative and step by step easy to learn! Thanks guys!!

Joseph Simonds
Admin

Pancake Pa-POW!!! Thanks Ralton. Hope to see you out there around Placida next year.

Ralton Albritton
Member

Looking forward to it!!

Smithe207
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Smithe207

Really appreciate you sharing this post. Thanks Again. Really Great.

Pete Colding
Member

I have a six foot small mess bait net that I keep throwing banana like results. Any suggestions.

Jack Van Fleet
Member

You made it look easy but the loading it’s always perfect as yours , Ha Thanks for info

Tara Rinkel Homan
Member

This is awesome! I never learned how to throw a perfect cast….can’t wait to try it out! Thanks for sharing!

Joseph Simonds
Admin

Looking forward to seeing some pancake cast net throws from you Tara!

LARS LUTTON
Member

best instructional video on throwing I’ve seen, congrats!

Leamon Carlyle
Member

Love the video. Ralized what I have been doing wrong.

Bobby Walker
Member

Way to go I will try this method

Bobby Walker
Member

Been growing for years and still can’t get every one to open like a pan cake

Will Driggers
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Will Driggers

By far the best explanation/ demonstration I have seen.  I have been a chronic banana thrower so perhaps that will end now.  Headed outside to start practicing. 

Casey Key
Member

Very good

Rose
Member

Wow great casting Luke! 

Ronald
Member

Excellent Video… I hope you like my shirt idea as much as I liked the video. if so, I should have a new shirt before to long. stay safe and thanks for ALL of your tips…

nic
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nic

Best cast net video Ive seen. Definitely some helpful hints

Steve J
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Steve J

I noticed you leave about a foot of brail line past the horn. I was always taught to even up the brail lines with the horn. Any reason for leaving them stick out at the top?

Kevin
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Kevin

Can you recommend a good brand of net? The one you’re throwing seems to be made of very limp mono. Thanks for the tips; clear and easy to follow. 

Gary V
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Gary V

Finally a video that takes the time to explain the process instead of just quick shots of throws without explanations. Great job….now I think I can move up from the 7ft to a 10 or 12 ft……

Josh Kuder
Member

Great video, Luke.  This is something I’ve wanted to see for years.  Really awesome how you both breakdown all of the steps for throwing a big net and then also troubleshoot and fix problems.  Another fantastic video from the Salt Strong guys!

Harold rhodes
Guest

I will pay to take a cast net throwing class , I’ve been sitting on three nice cast nets not wanting to ruin them b4 I learn how to cast

James Hendrix
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James Hendrix

Nice. Looks like another version of the double load. I do it somewhat different but same result

Luke Simonds
Member

Cool video! I’ve always wanted to learn how to throw it without using my mouth. Very much appreciated.

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