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I can not figure out the Double Haul for the life of me, anyone have some tips.

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  • I can not figure out the Double Haul for the life of me, anyone have some tips.

    I can not figure out the Double Haul for the life of me, anyone have some tips.

  • #2
    The double haul is not as hard as you think. Go to Youtube.com and loop-up Orvis double haul.

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    • #3
      Here's a link that should help: www.sexyloops.com/flycasting/doublehaul/shtml

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      • #4
        I rarely use it. Usually only useful in long casting situations. It's tough making the transition from single to double haul. I use it so rarely that I have difficult calling it up when I need it. Double hauling is also very useful in heavy wind when a heavy rod and even heavier line is necessary. And lots of muscle. I can't remember when I last used double haul with a light outfit though. I'm 6'1" and I can usually get what I need from single haul.

        I learned it with a rod in my hand casting on an indoor tennis court but it seems most of the pros today want to teach it going through the motions without a rod in the hand first. Also, make sure your line is good and clean (always a problem on tennis courts because there's so much fuzz from the balls laying around). You'll want to be using a shooting taper line (not double taper and definitely not single taper). Keep at it, you'll get it eventually.

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        • #5
          . Learning to double haul is a great asset to improve your flycasting. For one, it reduces the effort placed on the casting arm. Your off arm can now contribute up to 50% of the needed effort/line speed. Double hauling greatly assists you in casting into the wind as it can create good line speed. Double hauling assists in casting big wind resistant flies making it easier to place them on the water where needed. And lastly, once you learn to double haul it becomes the rhythm, or timing of casting. It becomes a beautiful coordination of both hands, and arms. And it is not that hard to learn. I could write a lot on the how to, but please go to one of the sites mentioned above. The guy from Orvis is exceptional, but others are good instructors as well...John Wulff has a great, easy method of learning how to double haul. I've taught how to double haul in my flyfishing schools now for over 30 yrs.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Ontario Honker Hunter View Post
            I rarely use it. Usually only useful in long casting situations. It's tough making the transition from single to double haul. I use it so rarely that I have difficult calling it up when I need it. Double hauling is also very useful in heavy wind when a heavy rod and even heavier line is necessary. And lots of muscle. I can't remember when I last used double haul with a light outfit though. I'm 6'1" and I can usually get what I need from single haul.

            I learned it with a rod in my hand casting on an indoor tennis court but it seems most of the pros today want to teach it going through the motions without a rod in the hand first. Also, make sure your line is good and clean (always a problem on tennis courts because there's so much fuzz from the balls laying around). You'll want to be using a shooting taper line (not double taper and definitely not single taper). Keep at it, you'll get it eventually.
            Yeah, quit flyfishing

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