Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Double Haul

I learned to double haul to get maximum distance when fishing in the surf but the technique works equally as well on mountain streams when you need that little something extra.

As the rod goes into the backcast, pull down with the line hand. This will accentuate the rod tip power. As you pause on the backcast, bring the line hand up. When starting the forward cast, pull down sharply on the line as the rod comes forward.

With a little practice, it gets to be a timing thing and you'll be surprised how far you can launch that line. As you can see by the photo, my friend Tim is an expert at getting a graceful loop.


bad fish said...

you forgot to write in the step where you stop to pick your fly out of the bushes behind you.

Pacific Northwest Fly Fishing said...

I'm still working on my double haul - it takes practice but it's worth it. Would you be interested in trading links? - - Brian