The famous Dinkbuster and I "fished" (and I use that term loosely last night.) We were using circles and he thought I should have engaged a couple fish but I didn't think the rod was loaded up at all. We each fish circles differently, so how do the rest of you guys use them? I normally do not loose many fish, when using circles. I lost one (prob not a cat or if it was it wasnt a big one) and I think I lost it becasue I did what too many people do, grab the rod too soon. When I'm using circles I wait until the rod really loads up. If that rod tip doesn't go down several inches, I keep it in the holder. Now, some say that I am patient but circle hook veterans such as Doc even out do me as far as being patient. Others will sometime grab the rod when the tip is just barley down. The following is to a link to a real quick generic tutorial about circles that I created a couple years ago. Here is what one of my rods will look like before I engage a hook set so to speak w/ circles. Custom Jim "Gator" Hudson Flathead/Blue Rod "Loading Up" Fenwich Sea Hawk Flathead/Blue Rod "Loading Up" So tell me, what does everyone else do?