I recommend you give these hooks a try. I’ve used the 302 SP hooks in sizes 18-20 last fall and this winter for small emerger style perdigons and tiny egg tied with small beads and Soldarini’s 5 mm egg yarn. The 5mm yarn on an 18 hook works extremely well for tiny eggs in low water clear streams. It ties a nice round egg and fooled quit a few 5-6 lb browns. I have yet to have a hook bend or break on the bigger fish. It has good hooking ability and it seems like I miss far less fish with this hook. When no weight is advantageous, a small glass bead can be added and that will keep the yarn away from hook eye and helps when whip finishing and threading you tippet.