Originally Posted by wjc
Your line will certainly come home with a lot LESS wear as well, Jackster. Fishing salt water nearly all the time, and throwing big bass poppers the rest is what got me into the unconscious double hauling routine. Fresh water trout fishing rarely had me double hauling if I am remembering right.
Jim, it's not that I never haul. I used to do some competitive casting and, though the distance component usually didn't score as much as accuracy, it is still a blast to blast a cast on out there. It does indeed make fishing the salt better and let's me cover far more water when lake fishing (and makes for stripping in far more line when the dinks are out in force!)
Even in small streams there are times a very tight loop comes in handy like in tucking a loop under a rhodo overhanging or to counteract swirling mountain winds, but still, to me the haul is sorta like turbo on a car... not always needed but handy when it is.