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    Default Hauling while in high water

    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 .

    Thanks,

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    Default Re: Hauling while in high water

    Quote Originally Posted by turbineblade View Post
    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 .

    Thanks,
    You mean that your line hand is hitting the water.?

    When you make a haul, you shouldn't be tugging the line back more than 6-8 inches or so. If you're keeping your line hand up where it's supposed to be then it shouldn't be a problem
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    Default Re: Hauling while in high water

    Quote Originally Posted by turbineblade View Post
    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 .

    Thanks,

    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.
    Regards,

    Silver



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    Default Re: Hauling while in high water

    Maybe it's me but unless your up to your nipples when wading and making one foot hauls I dont understand how your getting wet. What Silver said is the answer if you are or wear short sleeves . Just kidding!
    Oh and in SW when your that deep your casting arm goes higher so your hauling arm would naturally do the same.
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    The direction of the forward cast also determines the direction of the haul.

    For example, when the casting arm is pulling the rod down, then the hauling hand has to go down faster and farther to compensate for the lowering of the rod during the forward cast.

    I would experiment and see if you can cast more in a straight back and forth direction so the haul does not have to go down as much.

    Take a look at the 3 major arm styes of casting in the pdf below. If you normally use the elbow forward style (#1) below, this drops the casting elbow and the rod and the hauling hand will go down on the forward cast.

    Consider the elbow up and to the side style (#2) of casting that does not drop the casting arm as much.

    http://fedflyfishers.org/Portals/0/D...l%20Styles.pdf
    Regards,

    Silver



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    Quote Originally Posted by silver creek View Post
    Consider the elbow up and to the side style (#2) of casting that does not drop the casting arm as much.

    http://fedflyfishers.org/Portals/0/D...l%20Styles.pdf
    Bingo! You gotta love the IFFF and all that they have done for casting and that they do to give others good ammunition to use for teaching.

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    Default Re: Hauling while in high water

    Great-- thanks for the advice and link. This is only a problem when I'm chest-high (maybe not quite nipples, but not far from it) and I'm casting beyond 45-50' or so.

    Thank you!

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