I used Gamakatsu hooks for all my bass fishing before I converted. The only exception I had was I used a VMC swivel drop shot hook.
Eagle claw is now making a strong sickle hook, Lil' Nasty I think.
I'm still sold on the sickle hooks, bronze or black nickel only. I don't use thin wire gold or red ones.
I kinda wish Gama would make a sickle hook.
That's just me and my preferences.........Not worth much - LOL NICE WORK SKIP