The Macho Hookset: Hooksets should be like snowflakes; never identical. The problem is that in the spur of the moment when a bass aggressively bites, the mind begins racing, and instead of custom tailoring the velocity of the set or the angle of the rod rip, it all just gets turned into one big fat upward macho trainwreck. And with the big rip, often comes a line snap. For too many guys, the power swing seems to be an unbreakable habit. Perhaps it's cooped up aggression. My advice is to think about the set based on the scenario, structure, angle of the cast, and lure choice before you ever have to set. Basically, pay attention to the details of every cast and each bite.