What sets the hook in a fish...??
What sets the hook in a fish "MOST" or lets say 90% (9/10) of the time??
1) Drag setting
2) Rod action
3) Line choice and therefore "stretch" (braid vs mono)
4) Reeling in slack before hook set so line is tight
5) Hook setting technique (i.e. arm movement, speed, angle)
Is it a "Combination" of ALL the things above?
Reason why I ask is...I HATE setting the drag on my reel to MAX. I do it about 75% of the time when I am fishing. I mostly do it out of "FEAR" for losing fish or missing those subtle/light strikes. I fish braid most of the time with a fluoro or mono leader so there really isn't much stretch in my line.
I also know that setting the drag to max is not the proper thing to do as you can snap your rod or break your line. Luckily...that has not happened yet.
If I am doing everything else on my list correctly...I probably shouldn't have no problem setting hooks in a fish and therefore no need to set my drag to max...right? Or no? Maybe set it to half...3/4?
**** I don't know.......HHHHEEELLLLPPPPPP ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?
Last edited by dinklimit; 03-20-2013 at 12:50 AM.