Calusa Trading Company has introduced a new line of affordable cast nets. Called the Cracker Series, the nets are designed to throw easily, lie flat and sink fast with a weight of 1.5 pounds per foot. Cracker nets are handmade, and are available in 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″, 5/8″ and 1 1/8″ mesh, in 6′, 8′, 10′ and 12′ sizes. Suggested retail prices are expected to run from $85 to $175. Calusa also offers an excellent video on how to throw a cast net. The video can be purchased for $19.95. Calusa, Ft. Myers, FL; (888) 5-CALUSA; www.calusa.com.