Old Salt Series Cast Net
Initially I was real happy with this net. But little by little I got disgusted with it. Even after conditioning the net, it still remained real "puffy". That makes it hard to gather up quickly and starts to hurt your hands after all day use. Then, the braid that keeps the net connected to the lead-line starts unraveling everywhere ! I had to keep repairing it. Also, the main-lines kept slipping under the lead-line causing snags- means you have a gap where your net doesn't gather properly and fish can get out ! I had to constantly sort snags out of the lead-line ! I hadn't abused the net and it was only about 6 weeks old. It's a nice net and one of the most common work horses used. It threw nice, but was a headache in the end. I got a Blue series 7 footer, and couldn't be happier. The Blue series is a little cheaper, but it hangs nice and flat, the lead is well balanced as opposed to the Old Salt, it's real easy to gather up and throws faster and flatter than the Old Salt- go figure ! Maybe I got a bad one ?
October 6, 2014
good net for the money
I have 2 of the Old Salt nets and have been using the same nets for about 4 years now. They are beginning to show the age and now have a few small holes in them. These are great nets for the price but remember what you paid for it when you use it. They are stiffer and harder to manage (in large diameters) than more expensive nets. They throw good and sink o.k. I will be replacing 1 of my nets with another Old Salt net.
July 3, 2012
Amazing Cast Net
Taught myself how to use this cast net in 1 hr with no prior experience. Very durable and easy to use.
April 23, 2012
Old Salt casting net
Well made net, some of the locals were looking it over and thought is was better than theirs. Also I would suggest going with at least an 8 foot across net. I was able to master throwing the net in one day and consistently in two days. I caught many mullets over a foot long in this net and would have caught more if it were bigger.
July 15, 2011