I like a couple of quick strips to get a prey-chasing response from any predator. I would expect a quick strip would produce a pop from the indicator which is only a foot or two from the fish when fished where a hover line would be used. If the fish is aggressive that might help or be ignored but if the fish is spooky I could see it putting the fish off. Just my two cents. I'll have to see your sheepshead technique in person Ira. Supposedly the most difficult fish to fool on a fly around here and they're super tasty too.