With Buried Hooks (e.g., Texas worm rigs, Carolina rigs)
Driving a hook's point through plastic and into a fish's mouth requires a bit more muscle. When you detect a strike, reel down a bit, leaving a small amount of slack in the line, then sharply snap the rod tip upward. This accelerates the rod without dragging the fish on a tight line. When you hit the end of the slack, the hook is driven home.