How To Throw A Big Cast Net Without Using Your Mouth [VIDEO]
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
Here is a list of the essential cast net steps and the exact time that you can find it in the video below:
- Clear the net of tangles (0:52)
- Load rope and net material in your trailing hand (1:53)
- Load front section of the net in your leading hand (3:20)
- Load the middle section (4:20)
- Using mouth method (4:34)
- No mouth method (5:45)
- Casting Motion (6:37)
Enjoy the cast net video below.
Cast Net Throwing Tutorial Video
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.
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trying again. Left side of net still tacoing. Suggestions Please. I read Grimm’s book and he divides it into 4 quadrans and tells what you are doing wrong if failure in one quadrant. this is for a much bigger net. You guys should do the same but with a 8′ to 10′ net. You put the color tabs on but you do not give information if it does not end up as a pancake. Without that the tabs do not help. Please expand you details
Which side do you throw the net from? If you throw with your left hand first, then a left taco generally means that you don’t have enough net in your leading hand. If you are throwing right hand first, then you either don’t have enough net in your back hand or you are not getting enough rotation in your cast (or perhaps both).
Hey guys I am using a 8′ 3/8″ mesh 1.25 lb. Small guy 70 years old. New to cast net. I am having trouble using your teeth method. Based on your demo the area where the green tab is folds underneath. That would be the area held by my left hand with my right hand leading the throw, Any thoughts on my predicament
For an 8 ft net, I recommend only splitting about 25% to go to the front hand. So the section that gets held by your teeth would be the inside line that’s in between the front and back segments.
That was cool> I live in Taiwan so I am trying to adjust all your advice to what is going on here in Taiwan. They sell cast nets in the bait stores but I have never seen anyone actually use one off a pier. I saw you talking about using a 4 ft net but couldn’t find the link to the actual video. Maybe I should search YOUTUBE? Free bait would be good for pier fishing as it is crazy expensive to own a boat in Taiwan. Also, to drive a boat you must have a professional skippers license.
Thinking of a 5 foot casting net for this newbie . And have a old nylon big hole casting net , not too big to practice with until I can cast a net well. Enjoyed the tape tricks and run way. Learning tools. Guess you are the best teacher . What’s the difference in difficulty throwing a larger net? What brands have you need with confidence?
Hey John, once the net is held properly, the bigger ones are just as easy to throw than the small ones. If you’ll be throwing off of anything other than a kayak, I’d recommend going with a bigger net because you’ll be able to catch more bait per cast. Brand does not seem to matter too much. You have a great discount with Baracuda as a Club Member so that would certainly be a good choice. https://www.saltstrong.com/app/insider-discounts/
Never mind Luke. I went to the Barracuda website and watched the video you have there. Everything is perfectly clear and I can keep my teeth in my mouth. LOL! Good job sir.
Alright Luke I just watched your cast net video, you briefly mentioned how to throw it without putting it in your mouth but maybe I missed something along the way. I’m not sure how to do this. I’m an old geezer with full dentures and I’m afraid I’ll lose my teeth if I try to throw the net while holding it in my mouth. LOL! I used to throw a cast net years ago but I didn’t have dentures then. Can you clarify what I need to do to accomplish this?
Finally decided it was time to learn how to throw a net so I spent the money and bought myself a barracuda net. Do you have any tips for taking care of my net after I use it?
Here’s a link to a post about caring for a net to increase its longevity: https://www.saltstrong.com/articles/cast-net-care/
A variant of your technique that I use, uses neither over the shoulder or in the teeth. Two 3’ loops of the back of the net in lieu of in teeth are coiled in the thumb of the left hand. This is done before loading the right hand. Seems to work well
Thanks for the suggestion on the modified cast net throw Bill. I’ll give it a shot next chance I get.
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)!