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Old 07-13-2012, 08:25 AM
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Default Re: A little double haul help. Please?

Point #5 in the 5 Essentials I sent you. Remember, fast causes problems that can be complex to diagnose and fix. If you go too slowly the simple remedy is to speed up.
Practice one haul at a time with the rod held out as in a side arm cast. You're going to swing the rod left and right in front of you as I did at the park. Slowly swing the rod and wait to haul until the rod is at least past your 12:00 position (You will eventually move that 12:00 start of the haul further and further towards the very end of the stroke) Pause, consider what you did and go in the other direction. Take your time to get the basics down pat. It will reward you later with a nice, well rounded foundation to build on. Once you firmly have the basic motions down combine the left and right stroke... cast, pause a small bit and haul, feed line back and get ready for the next stroke, rinse and repeat. Once you have nice, tight parallel loops and can carry with the side strokes bring it up more overhead and you're good to go with real world practice. This may take some time. Sometimes longer than you would like to get right but once you do you are on your way to hit that 100' tree.
You have the makings of a top-notch fly caster. But please don't rush it.
Nature forces children to learn this valuable lesson. They have to crawl before they stand, stand well before they walk and walk before they run. Kids have no choice in the matter. When we get older we sometimes think we can skip the basics and that leads to a whole lot of unlearning and relearning.
Enjoy the ride!
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