I was wondering how you guys set your reel when dead sticking clams in the surf. I use a 30lb 3 1/2ft fluro shock leader w/ fish finder(palmor knot on hook & line end of barrel swivel,improved clinch on leader end of barrel swivel), 40lb braid, and use about 3lbs of drag. I use a light drag in hope that when a large fish hits none of my gear will fail and the fish will be able to take line but that never seems to happen , my rod just doubles over and bounces heavy but if it take me long to get to my rod something in the leader or line will fail. Why doesn't my line strip, my reels drag are smooth? I feel I have lost some nice fish do to this. I usually don't catch large fish while clamming, 5-15lb range, so it usually not an issue. what am I doing wrong?