Originally Posted by silver creek
The most common error in a beginner's double haul is timing. The haul comes later in the casting stroke when the line is going at near maximum speed just before the stop.
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Shoot... I replied (above) without reading through the entire thread.
You might want to practice your hauls with the rod swung parallel to the ground. Do a front or back cast with a haul and then stop, let the line fall to the ground and think about what you did and what you are trying to accomplish. Things come at you mighty quick when you're overhead casting.
Try not to start the haul until your rod has swung past 90 degrees from where your facing. with practice you should be able to delay the haul until the stroke is almost complete.
Get that down pat then practice combining the front and back stroke as well as the needed line feed after the stop in each direction and when you get it nice and rhythmic bring the false casting up to a near overhead position and you are good-to-go.
If you start getting sloppy start all over again to get your timing and form back and go at it again.
You will find that hauling is easier if you have quite a bit of line out. That gives you the mass to help you feed line back providing you have enough line speed to pull the line, you make positive stops and clean line that slips easily through the guides. Overlining a line weight or two can help too.