Friday we went up to a local lake and killed it with trips, but I lost about three for every one I landed. I'm not used to that at all. Hoping someone can point out some errors. Here's what I was doing: Rod: 386 Redington CT. First time with it, LOVE this little guy! Line: Type II, 6 wt. (because that's what I had with me) Fly: Size 10 streamer pattern, no name club fly but it's crazy effective Retrieve: Fast strip/pause Set: Tried traditional rod lift and just a line pull. Didn't seem to matter. Fish: Small. 10" - 14" max. Typical plants Most of the lost fish were about halfway through the retrieving process. The hook was fairly sharp. My friend was having the same issues, same fly. My first inclination is to blame the new rod and heavy line, because I'm used to fishing with fast rods no matter the size. It took me some time to learn how to cast it--surprisingly it handled the heavy line pretty well. Maybe because of the heavy line I wasn't getting a good hook set? They just came unbuttoned. I don't get it. Ideas for improved technique?