Originally Posted by turbineblade
Any tips for hauling technique when your normal forward haul would plunge your arm into the water?
I'm looking at the saltwater folks here
The most efficient haul is when the haul is in a direct line with the line in the guides because this minimizes guide friction. However, this does not mean you must
do this, if the haul will plunge your elbow into the water. Most often, it is on the forward cast haul that this will occur.
Practice on land and haul so that you are pulling the line parallel to the ground and not down toward the ground. It will be less efficient but, it is better than not hauling. Another option is to single haul on the backcast only and don't haul on the forward cast when you normally are hauling down.