I use the same stinger hook Gary. I've tried other hook but keep going back. I tried octopus hook on the smallest and let it be a little over hanged in the back, but wasn't really fired up about it. Some of the 3xl streamer hooks work. Although I feel they hook a fish to far back in the throat so I stopped using them. Theres a salt water hook thats tin plated that I like, SC15( I think) would be my next fav. after the stinger.