Destin angler teaches net casting to CHS outdoor education students (VIDEO)

Net Casting

Outdoor education teacher Ernie Martin praises senior Sydney Wilson for casting the net perfectly during a class with guest instructor Capt. Phil Rooks.

BRIAN HUGHES/News Bulletin
Published: Friday, December 6, 2013 at 13:10 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Crestview High School students in Ernie Martin's outdoor education classes learned there's really nothing to casting a net. In theory.

"A net is nothing but a big ol' limp Frisbee," Capt. Phil Rooks, of Destin-based Fish Finder charters, said Wednesday.

Click here to view video of students trying net casting>>

Rooks, a volunteer guest instructor, coached dozens of students who hauled in a thrown net, coiled it, and prepared it for casting again.

Junior Hailey Skenandore surprised herself with a near perfect cast.

"It was easy!" she said. "I didn't think it was going to be that easy."

Some students had to get used to the nylon mesh nets, which were weighted with lead weights around the mouth.



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