There are literally dozens of ways to throw a cast net – and everyone who fishes professionally will tell you “their” way is the best. The truth is, the technique you use depends mostly on the size of the net you’re throwing. Bait fishing legends like Jimmy Lewis of the Kite Hunter use 12ft – 15ft nets, but for the most part a 10ft net will do the trick.
A quick search on youtube will bring up a dozen or so videos – most of them pretty sub par. While you might stumble over five or six throwing styles which look about right – of all the techniques i’ve tried, my favorite is the one used by Jose Wejebe in this excellent tutorial:
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