I missed many strikes when I started fishing soft hackles on the Provo R. in Utah. I would typically raise the rod tip when the line would tighten. Then I moved to the Sound and started beach fishing for SRC. I have learned to keep the tip down and pointing towards the fly. A very soft strip set does the job. Used this same technique for soft hackles and my hook rate improved. If your line is taught and the fly is rising, you hook more. The fish aren't as leader shy as with dry flies, so use a heavier tippet.
Yep. Strip strike. Works for steelhead too, though it is blasphemy and you will go to hell!