I've always wondered about setting the hook. I see a lot of talk about using different types of lines for leader due to hook setting preferences, and i always see people fishing for channels grab their pole and set the hook on a bite.... In my experience if i just wait for the rod to seriously bend and jump then i know i have a hook set fish on the line and can pick up and reel em in. The same seems to be with carp. Occasionally i might lose one when beaching them, but not very often. Anyone care to weigh in on this?