Cast Nets Frequently Asked Questions

The Fitec Group
3525 Ridge Meadow Pky
Memphis, TN 38115
800.332.6387 x110

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which Cast Net is best for you?

When selecting a cast net, you must ask yourself some important questions in order to pick the right net for your intended use.

1. What size baitfish are you pursuing?
The size of your bait directly relates to the mesh size you need on your net.

2. Where are you going to be using your cast net?
The type of water environment you will be using your net in and its depth should play a part in helping you determine your best cast net weight.

3. How much bait do you intend to catch and how fast do you want to catch it?
This question will determine which radius size is best for you. Remember that larger radius nets (8 to 14 ft.) will allow you to catch more bait in less time, but they also require a better throwing technique than smaller nets.

Additionally, more time should be allowed to extract your catch from the larger nets. The best all around choice for most anglers is the smaller radius cast net (3 to 7 ft.). You will still catch good quantities of bait and have the good fortune of spending less time extracting your catch.

While on the subject of radius size, please remember to check your state game and fish regulations before deciding on any particular net.  We have provided a chart that breaks down the above information to help you in your pursuit of fresh live bait. Please click this link

Comparisons: Catch the Super Spreader Difference

Super Spread vs. Potential Spread

The Super Spreader Pro Series cast net is correctly designed to generate its actual maximum spread potential.

The exclusive FITEC design process used to create this difference correctly balances the net panels with the proper length of the leadline, thus allowing you to catch more bait.

Bait vs. Escape

What purpose does a cast net serve if it doesn’t have a tight bottom seal? Without the seal, your bait will escape.

This is why FITEC uses a dual combination leadline of polyethylene and polypropylene, which provides your net with more strength and an absolute flatter lay down. In essence, a Super Spreader leadline is your lasso for bait. When polyethylene or polypropylene is used alone in a leadline, a wave line is the cause, and bait escape is the effect. So with the Super Spreader’s tight bottom seal, you are guaranteed to trap more bait.

Caring for your Cast Net

1. Prior to using your net, let it soak overnight in a solution of freshwater and fabric softener. This will soften and lubricate the monofilament netting and braille lines, and it will relax the netting from tight packing.

2. Inspect your net before every use, mending any cuts or tears.

3. Rinse your net with freshwater and hang until the leadline is completely dry. Do not use any chemicals to clean your net.

4. Never hang your net with the leadline off the ground. This will tighten the knots and will remove the "broken-in" feel.

5. Store your net in a cool, dry environment. Never expose it to the sun for extended periods because sunlight is harmful to the monofilament.

6. Using your net in areas of reefs, rocks, or other submerged objects could lessen the life of your net. Avoid these areas if possible.

Warranty Information

This cast net is warrantied to be free of manufacturing defects at time of purchase. Manufacturing defects would include any defects in materials and/or workmanship. FITEC will replace free of charge plus a $5.00 shipping & handling charge any net found to be defective prior to immersion in water. Please return nets ONLY to FITEC International, 3525 Ridge Meadow Pkwy, Memphis, TN 38115. Phone (901)-366-9144

Warranty does not cover misuse or customer damage due to improper use. Rips and tears occurring from use are not warranted, and nets cannot and will not be replaced. If snagged, rips and tears may occur; this is normal. Netting holes can be mended using standard monofilament fishing line to allow you to continue using your net.

All returns must contain a Return Authorization number issued by Fitec International, Inc. and shipped freight prepaid.  Freight collect terms will not be accepted.  Returns are subject to a 15% restocking charge.  The Return Authorization number must appear prominently on the outside of the shipping carton.  Returns shipped without a Return Authorization number will be refused.  Contact Fitec’s Customer Service Department at 1-800-332-6387 ext. 110 to obtain a Return Authorization number

Cast Nets Info

Are Cast Nets Legal In My State?

Due to differing state to state regulations and laws, use of cast nets may or may not be prohibitted.

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How does your warranty work?

All FITEC Super Spreader Cast Nets are warranted against manufacturing defects prior to use. Please inspect your net carefully. The warranty is void after the net is used.

How do I return my net to its original softness?

You can use any brand of fabric softener overnight to soften your net. Put 1 cup of the fabric softener in a 5 gallon bucket of fresh water. Allow the net to soak overnight. You can repeat this as needed to keep your net soft and pliable

Do you repair cast nets? /Should I try to repair my cast net?

Repairing a cast net is not easy. We have found it does not pay to ship the net back and forth to a repair facility. The total cost is usually equal or greater than the original investment for your net.