I too prefer the Calusa method. It's the easiest and least issue prone that I've tried and even on a not too good toss the net still opens about 4/5 of the way around. Watch the video: http://www.calusa.com/Yes, but most anyone can learn to throw a cast net. Search YouTube and you will find a ton of videos. There are a number of ways to toss a net and they all work. I prefer the Calusa Net way. But whatever you are more comfortable with. Doesn't take a ton of strength it is more about technique.