Orvis Pro Tip: How to Water Haul

Pete Kutzer with the ORVIS Fly Fishing School demonstrates the best way to use water tension to load the rod and make a quick upstream cast. The water haul is a great skill for anglers to have
in their casting arsenal and is very valuable fishing technique.

The water haul is particularly useful when you’re fishing a rig prone to tangling, such as a tandem nymph setup with split shot and an indicator. Because you don’t false-cast with a water haul, you don’t give those items the chance to wrap around each other.

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