There are lots of good dip type finish coats so I'm speaking strictly from my experiences. For dipped finishes AC1315 seems to be the most popular amoungst folks on this site.
From my experiences:
AC1315 is a little thin so 1 dip may not be thick enough. It tends to react poorly with some plastics but is generally pretty stable and moderately durable.
MCU makes a nice finish but its just plain nasty (hazardous) and difficult to work with.
Eagle Supreme sealer...avoid it...its unstable, doesn't handle multiple dips well and chips badly.*All 3 will cause acrylic paints to wrinkle and craze if not applied correctly*
Personally I prefer good old tried and true Devcon 2 part epoxy. Done right it doesn't add much weight, creates a beautiful clear tough finish. I'm told by professional lure builders that EnviroTex lite is best for use on multiple lures since it has a longer working time than D2T and still has the toughness and clarity of D2T.*some folks say D2T will eventually chip around the hook hangers. I haven't experienced that problem...but its worth mentioning.*
If you're having issues with the clear finish running and collecting on the back hook hanger...cut some very light wire, about .22-.24 gauge paddle wire works nicely, to about 2 inch lengths. Make a hook and put the hook thru the back hanger. The excess will run off onto the wire and not mess up your paint job. Hope this helps.