I moved it over into here, the Sweetwater forum
I think your 1st tip is great, and also one that is overlooked alot. I constantly see the guys I fish with looking to set up a little too hard lol.
I used to have that tendency when I was studying and mastering the art of Buzzbaiting. This was a big problem, because not having patience when running a Buzzbait will surely make for missed fish, ALOT of missed fish lol. Took awhile to gain confidence in my patience, but it is much more productive. I also use red bleeder hooks as trailer hooks on most of my Buzzbaits. Not so much on the larger sizes, but on my Strike King Mini Pro's I use them religiously.