depends on when i feel the bite, if i feel it late like on a glass rod and mono line, fishing a crank or lipless, sometimes i don’t have much choice, but during the fight i will try to sweep set the hook a few times before i get it in. when i’m using braid and/or good graphite rods, i can feel the bite better and sooner and i never try to reel set. hard not to jerk a little on any bite for me but i have caught some just reeling real fast. others with more experience catching a lot more fish than me can probably give a better answer. i know i lose more fish reel setting than i do with a good, quick, hard hook set.