Cast Net Care 101
Caring for your Cast Net by Black Pearl Cast Nets
Cast Net Care 101 provides you with perfect steps of cast net instructions for the care of your cast net. This provides longevity to all of your cast nets.
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Cast Net care 101
Below, we will discuss Cast Net Care Instructions. Caring for your cast net properly.
Upon the arrival of your new Black Pearl Cast Net, inspect your cast net. Check braille lines to make sure that they are pulled tight on the leadline. Make sure that the braille knot is facing straight up toward the horn. This is to ensure that the braille lines don’t loop downward. Just one loop where the knot is going down can cause the braille line to catch on the outside of the netting.
Sometimes during assembly the braille lines are pulled tight from the bottom which causes the braille line to angle the wrong direction creating a loop.
Just imagine if you were to pull the braille lines really tight from the cast nets’ horn. This is the angle in which the knot and braille line should point toward. This is something simple but causes tangles and should be observed on all cast net brands.
Look any frayed spots in the handline rope or also the tag ends of the twine tied at the bottom of the leadline. Simply take a lighter and heat slightly with the flame. Melt the ends the same way that you would heat/melt after cutting a piece of rope.
This stops the rope and twine from unraveling on your cast net and makes a stronger product. Just a simple tip for longevity cast net maintenance.
Soak your cast net for 12-24 hrs. in a 3-5 gallon bucket using 1/2 cup liquid fabric softer such as the blue Downy. You’ll want to put the cast net upside down with your horn going in first. Set the weights on top of your entire cast net.
This will keep your netting material submerged for better soaking. This method softens up your cast net and eliminates any stiffness that may occur during shipment and tight packing.
Rinse your cast net with fresh water and hang until your entire net is completely dry. DO NOT use any soap, detergents or chemicals to clean your cast nets.. Ever, Never, Ever, Never! (Soap removes the oils in your netting.)
For your drying period, drape your cast net over something or hang it up slightly. “Do Not” hang the cast net up completely so that the weights leave the ground. This stretches the cast net too much by making the knots on the net too tight. Also, this puts too much pressure on the stress points of your cast net.
DO NOT store your cast net with the lid on. Our lids have changed and are now airtight which makes the bucket usable for many other applications.
When using the bucket for cast net storage, Do Not put the lid on.
When moisture and fish slime mix together for any length of time, ammonia settles in and you’ll be amazed at how quickly your cast net will disintegrate. Do Not sore your net unrinsed and moist.
Storing your cast nets in a cool, dry environment is best. This eliminates long exposure time to the sun. The sun will also dry out your net and make it brittle over time.
Even though you think that you have rinsed your net thoroughly, the slightest amount of slime will cause ammonia. Ammonia can’t be released if the lid is on, this will disintegrate your cast net!
WE CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH FOR YOUR CAST NET!
Avoid throwing your cast net over rocks, tree limbs, pilings, etc. This will cause tears and limit the life of your casting net. Go ahead and throw over one and see how fast you call us for another one. Throwing cast nets over wrecks are best…..For us =)
Keeping your cast net in a dry cool place, “without the lid on” and soaking it in Downy. Soaking every few months will help preserve your cast net by keeping it limp for many years of use. This is also great for keeping your cast net from dry rotting similar to that of an old tire. Finally, the end of your cast net care 101 instructions.
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