Re: Cast nets - what brand are you using?
I personally stay cheap. Not only, because I am cheap... But, so many times catching branches and rocks where I use mine. From what I have read about the more expensive nets, they are softer and allows the net to open further and basically easier to throw the larger nets. I am not sure if they are more durable as well? If they aren't significantly more durable, then $150 vs. $50 isn't a great deal for ease of casting a relatively small net alone. I'm able to open mine rather well on most throws, 8' radius, so I'm not too worried about an easier to throw net. If I lived closer to salt water, and casting it in sand bottom water, then a nice 10'-12' radius net would be on my radar. For me, the $50 destroyed net is much easier pill to swallow than $150. I'd also stick with the 3/8". I still get a few fish catching their gills in the mesh.