“The Double haul makes a good cast better. It doesn’t make a bad cast good” … Check out this video with Pete Kutzer from the Orvis Fly Fishing school. Your cast will thank you for it.
These are the main take-aways:
1) A good double haul begins with a good cast.
Perfect your basic casting motion before you start practicing the double haul.
2) Use a little bit of forearm and a little bit of wrist
Most people use too much wrist, and some people say don’t use any wrist action at all. But, when applied in moderation, wrist action can get the line to jump out in an effective way.
3) Wrist Flick + Haul = Maximum Power
The action you get from a wrist flick is the same action you receive from performing a haul. When you combine the two together, you can shoot the line very effectively.
4) Practice one side at a time
When applying the hauling motion, practice the forward and back cast separately. As you get more comfortable, begin to connect the two together.