So the clip behaves just like it does in RL, if you set a clip on a real life rod and then YOLO the cast, your liable to get smacked in the face by the sinker. And there certainly is a way to experiment and get it right, it just takes a little practice and effort. Yes, the game is complex, but if you make small changes to your rig and test each of them out you will eventually figure out a good combination. Just remember to change one thing at a time, and then see if it helps. If you are looking on how to try and eliminate some variables and do some serious testing, I recommend reading my guides in the guide section. I explain all my logic and how I analyze my data in them.