I went with a guy that is a hardcore trot and limb liner to do a little rod and reel fishing. We were both fishing Abu's but he set his rods differently than i did. I always cast my baits, reel in the slack, disengage the spool and set the clicker by adjusting the brake to prevent line from feeding out with current etc. He set up the same way but left the spool engaged and simply loosened the drag to let the fish pull line from the reel against a light drag. My way seems much easier. Just turn the handle,engage the spool and set the hook against a pre-set drag. His way means "thumbing" the spool for a solid hook set then adjusting the drag to fight the fish. Just wondering if this(his) way is common because I have never seen it done like that.