You'll probably get a lot of answers and everyone has different methods. I know a few folks here use the thinner Aberdeen hooks as those are generally a little more lightweight and bend more than other hooks, giving you chance of getting it out of a tree with enough careful pulling. You can often bend it back then with no issues. Search Eagle Claw and you'll find them - plus with those thinner hooks your minnows may stay alive longer. But if your entire main line is lightweight, then you still have chance of breaking it off. I've often moved to having a braid or crystal fireline say 20lb test as the main line but still use lighter weight line for the liter. Often, I have liters pre-tied so I don't have to tie on the lake - that is an option for double hook rigs you can get all of them tied up ahead of time so breaking it off on the lake doesn't take you off the water for too long. I don't hear much of people using weed guards or things like that you often see on some bass lures or hooks. Oh one more thing. Sometimes if you're fishing with a weight, put it on the bottom of your rig/setup and then have hook up 18-24" that way your weight hits the tree tops and your hook you are careful to not get too far down. But that only works in certain scenarios and sometimes you want your line deep in those trees. But yeah, pre-tie your liters ahead of time.