This tip is probably old news , but maybe it will help someone. It is very important that when baiting a line ALWAYS hold the mainline in your hand and hold the hook with your fingers of the same hand. In other words don't just grab the hook by its self.( I've seen a lot of folks do it) Too much can go wrong in a hurry. If something goes south its easy to drop the hook safely and you have still got your mainline in your hand instead your hook (talk about foulin' up your day!) I have had some nice size cats float up light as a feather, could not feel them at all then all of a sudden out of nowhere they make a charge to the bottom. A wet hook in slick hands equals trouble. As long as you are holding that mainline and hook in the same hand you have control. Good luck and good fishing. Dewayne.