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    Default Learn the Double Haul Cast

    For those of you that don't know how to do a double haul cast, here is an excellent video by the late Mel Krieger: [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcE-9WPuZ04"]YouTube- Learn the Double Haul Cast with Mel Krieger[/nomedia]

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    i was casting my new 10 weight last weekend, and the double haul def. helped get that sucker goin!

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    I hear you, there are definitely times when knowing beats wishing.

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    Good one Larry. Can'twait to give it a try. I'm one that can't do it yet. Some of the guys at our club cast unreal distances doing it so I hope to get it.
    I like watching Mel Krieger.

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    One word. Downup. This video made the thing finally click for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddombos2 View Post
    One word. Downup. This video made the thing finally click for me.
    I couldn't agree more, I really like Mel Krieger's approach to teaching fly casting.

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    We lost a great teacher when Mel passed.
    I use this cast more than every other style.
    Don't even know I do it anymore.
    Once it was sooo hard, now It's hard for me to show someone without it sneaking in.
    Far fewer false casts, if any, with sink tips, floating lines, whatever.. Pick it up, put it down!
    Wind is still the enemy, but now we have a weapon.

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    Holy cow! Mel wasn't kidding when he said it's like patting your tummy and rubbing your head. I just got back from a practice session at the park. My grade: F-.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie View Post
    Holy cow! Mel wasn't kidding when he said it's like patting your tummy and rubbing your head. I just got back from a practice session at the park. My grade: F-.
    Jimmie: Keep practicing, it will become second nature after a bit of practice.

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    Mel wasn't kidding when he said it's like patting your tummy and rubbing your head.
    Before I introduced my daughter to the double haul, I asked her to rub her tummy and pat her head - which I already knew she could do.

    Then had her mime the double haul in front of the mirror just like Mel was doing. It"s a good way to get the hang of it, and get your confidence up before you start.

    I think the "backcast' should be renamed the "upcast". Throw that rod tip to the sky.

    Cheers,
    Jim

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