I'm making some liters for bare minnow fishing vertical trolling. Anybody have recommendations on hook size and brand? I've heard a few recommendations like Eagle Claw 162EL but not sure about size 1, 2, 4, etc. I never really thought about hook brand much - thought it was a scam by the manufactures to get suckers to pay more money for gamakatsu or other high end brands. But, I figured perhaps there's something to it. I used a liter from IAMMAC once and took some effort to get that hook out as the barb stuck pretty well in the fish. Book hook size too I would think matters.
So.... any input?