Re: Double hauling
Posted by Doug Jeffries on 2012-03-09 14:11:27
in reply to Double hauling posted by Jbass on 2012-03-07 12:25:24
|You're probably already suffering from information overload but let me add a couple clarifications that helped me. During a lull at one of the shows in San Rafeal, Kathy Beck and I were on the pond in a misty rain casting a couple new Sage rods. She mentioned to me that my haul was too exagerated. She seconded the technique of saying "down - up". Say it a normal, unhurried pace and that's about the right speed for your line hand. Your haul hand should only move thru a foot and half (more or less). You always see these people in the videos making full wing-span hauls, their arms spread wide apart. No need for all that wasted motion. Remember the intent of the haul is to put a little extra load (bend) into the rod.|
Second comment - timing of the haul is the critical aspect. The haul has to occur during the power stroke and the downward haul has to be completed just as the rod comes to an abrupt stop. Like most sports, people who make it look easy have the timing down.
Third comment - don't try to aerialize too much line. Work with 30 - 40 feet (that amount of line gives you time to actually feel the rod and count your timing. Less than that and the line straightens too quickly to really feel what you're doing. Think about it - 20 feet is only about two rod lengths outside the rod tip. That's not much. This applies to actual fishing too. Work with 40 feet and then shoot the rest when you make your final cast.