Dump the Sweedish hooks and go with a quick strike rig. That will greatly reduce the mortality of fish you want to/ are required to release, and also greatly increase your hooking percentage.
Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this Nature that he has been destroying is this God he's worshiping.
~ Hubert Reeves
Esox,you are always soooo right!! Swedish hooks need no set. The fish will swallow them. However, released fish can be caught again and quick strike rigs are the way to go. Look for them in the Muskie section at BPS.
Have you got the new boat rigged up yet for the new season. Your meyers is still tucked away in my garage- with the warmer weather I hope to chase some pike this spring. Never did get one to the fly last year and that is my mission this year.