The Aberdeen style has a straight point. They told me the steel was better than the old style. Thanks for the info Bob.
I like the look of those Aberdeen hooks. Like the Matsuos and the Victory hooks I've used, they are shorter, with a wider gap than what I've been using. That's perfect for plastics, which is all I use on a jig. I might be tempted to try the Aberdeens if they weren't made of the same feeble metal as the other Victory hooks.
I've decided to go a different way, and we'll see how it works. I've been using Mustad 32746 hooks. I like them, but they have their own set of problems. They have a great, really strong point, but they're actually too strong for crappie hooks. They don't want to bend enough when you hang up. Plus, they are longer and have a more narrow gap than the Matsuo hooks, which I don't like as well. So, I've decided to try bending the Mustads, to give them a wider gap and make them shorter. The photo of size 4 hooks below shows an original Mustad on the left, a Matsuo in the middle, and a Mustad that I've re-bent on the right.
As you can see, the gap width and hook length of the modified Mustad more closely matches the Matsuo. Of course, re-bending a hook will weaken it, but since the Mustad was too dang strong to begin with, I don't think that will be a problem. We'll see next fishing trip.