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Learning the Double Haul

Posted on May 16 2007

Learning the double haul is one of those pivotal events in a fly fisher’s life. Suddenly, as increased line speed makes timing more obvious, all those little adjustments in casting technique seem to make much more sense. It’s addicting.
On MidCurrent this week Tom Rosenbauer uses some very nice illustrations by Bob White to explain exactly what steps a beginner should use to learn the double haul. He even includes our favorite bit of advice: practice by letting the line fall to the water/ground after each haul. If you know someone just getting into fly fishing or looking for a little extra distance, this piece may help them lose their hesitation about learning one of fly fishing’s most important skills.

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