ProKast Perfect Circle Net Thrower
$30 piece of plastic WORTH IT!
To those reviews that scored this badly: You MUST install the circle in the correct direction! Bought this for my 10 year old son (my fishing buddy). It absolutely works. You need the second person to help you install it. You need a magic marker to mark pieces for proper installation. YOU DEFINITELY NEED TO HAVE THE RING INSTALLED IN THE CORRECT DIRECTION. We found it does allow you to have net ready quicker between throws. You really can throw it while sitting down. IDEAL for when you are drifting in a boat along shallow shorelines because you can pull the net up and be ready to throw again so much faster. My son has caught so many bait pogies with one cast I had to help him pull it in. Only trouble we have had with the thing is that every once and a while the plastic circle will magically spin more than the net and the brail lines get twisted. But just a moment of spinning the circle back by hand while leaving the weights to hang without turning the net.
October 9, 2014
Very effective! Easy to use. Can cast for a longer period of time without tireing as fast.
September 25, 2014
Works for me
I'm temporarily handicapped with a broken wrist, which is the one that holds the bottom part of the net to the ring as you throw. Cast on my arm up to my elbow and could still get some good throws (tosses) with it. Works best when not throwing it out too far anyway. When my arm gets better I look forward to using it more. I put it together with a broken wrist and threw it with one successfully so that's that.
I learned how it works and what it takes to throw it on my own. The ring will be aggravating at first when it seems to want to be in a vertical position. Grab the yellow horn with one hand, the thick bail wires with the other and make vertical pumping motions and kick it with your foot if you have to till it settles just above the weights horizontally then squeeze the bottom hand that has the yellow horn above it so that you've got the bail wires scrunched in it and there you have it. Hold it up like your holding a decapitated head by the hair lol.
Next is to bring that top hand down (let go the bail wires) and scrunch up the net half way down and pick the whole thing up with that hand now and get ready to toss, not throw! Watch videos of how that's done. They say don't throw like a frisbee but you kinda do and maybe a little spin action gets it open wider..
One thing is, I feel like that part where you are grabbing the middle of the net with the top hand after you have it positioned right,, you have to have like have an octopus hand to bottleneck the net, scrunching it into your top holding hand if you're not just sliding it down. Also I'm using a 5ft monofilament throw net.
Hope this helps, if you have little patience this may not be for you, but if you do then your patience will pay off in everything from assembling to throwing.
October 30, 2013
Circle Net Thrower
It was it difficult to set up and it next to impossible load and throw on a rocking boat.
One important fact was not pointed out. The brails do not go through the center piece. That confounded me for a while.
October 14, 2013