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Double Clutching

Ever watch someone routinely make two casts when only one is needed. We all do it on occasion when we botch a cast, but to do it routinely? Why expend all that effort and disturb the water that much?

Many times this double clutching results from poor lifts or problems with making big angle changes. These issues can usually be corrected by some instruction.

Mismatches between rods and lines can create difficulties as well. Rods designed with short heads in mind can often struggle to pick up mid or long bellies. We can build in some compensation in our lifts or change our choice of casts to handle the problem. At worst it may require a change of rod or line.

If double clutching has become a habit, it’s one worth breaking. Take the time to figure out why it has become a necessity.