Let the fish run brother.! Dont force it to turn like you would a trout on a fly rod.. If he goes you go.. Let him tire its self out.. You can even Lip these guys like you would a bass.. Just beware of the Scales and Fins of these guys.
Originally Posted by FishnPhil
I've gotten so used to fly fishing that when I use my spin rod I actually take a step back and set the hook with my weight (I'm not a big guy lol). Got tired of missing too many and with bass/wipers/cats you don't have to worry about ripping their mouth.
Very True, But they will strike your lure or bait soo hard you would need to, just keep your line tight all the way through the fight.. Well unless your using a Stiffer Rod as in a 24fter rod dont set the hook soo hard.. This'll eventually snap your line.