Very good point Ard. Trout are way more delicate than our bass friends. I know how to set the hook on them, it's just that after setting the hook on smallmouth for 3 months now, I had to tone it way back down. Luckily it only took that onw fish for the wake up call. He was fine.
I see that a lot with people trout fishing for the first time. I call it the "Bill Dance hookset."