A long sweeping hook set strikes solid

celine713

Senior Member
Chinese
suddenly the line tightens you lean forward giving the bass a second or two to swim away, and Wham! A long sweeping hook set strikes solid. The unsuspecting bass pulls hard stripping your drag on your reel. You bow to the pressure knowing your line is only 10# test, The bass surges down deep with several hard runs; you feel the throbbing headshake indicating a large fish.
Hi, A long sweeping hook set strikes solid, how to understand this part?
 
  • mjscott

    Senior Member
    American English
    A hook is a long sweeping piece of metal. When you give the fish some line to swim away, at some point he gets to the end of that line. When he does, the hook will be to the fish as if he ran into something that stops the fish in his tracks. A nibble on bait at the end of a fishhook is called a "strike." You wait until the fish takes the bait and starts going away from it. You have a strike--or a gentle tugging on your fishing pole. Well, that strike is real gentle--but when you give the fish a little line to start heading away with your bait, and he gets to the end of that lag in your fishing line, it will not be a gentle tug. The strike that the fish will get from the hook going through his jaw will be solid.
     

    celine713

    Senior Member
    Chinese
    Oh, I see, the hook set the strike solid emphasizes its way of design will make fish get hooked in a more cunning yet successful way, though the scence is a bit horrible to me, Thank you so much!
     
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