Set The Hook Hard

May 2, 2023 By: Spencer Durrant

stocked trout

Photo: Dom Swentosky

Dom Swentosky posits that most missed trout are the result of bad hook sets. In particular, he thinks we miss a lot of trout because we don’t set the hook hard enough. Perhaps we have something to learn from our gear-fishing friends…

In any case, how you set the hook certainly matters, and Dom asserts that it matters quite a lot. You can read all of his thoughts on this topic here.