I was losing a lot of blues. I used different styles of hooks and just kept losing a lot. Then I found out about snelled hooks. Really improved my hook up rate. I'm using the big circles and getting good hook ups. Snelling a hook is easy. Sometimes at home I make up some to keep in my tackle box for a break off. They do take a little longer to make but are really worth the effort. If you haven't learned how just go to "you tube" and do a search for "snelled hook" and there are several good videos. Try it, you'll like the results plus it retains 100% of the line strength.