So I ordered a ton of hooks from one particular distributor/manufacture. While I was fishing the Cedar River I found that the hooks would begin to straighten when fighting small/average size fish. I am very disappointed in my purchase but I have sooooo many of these hooks it's crazy. My quastion to you all is do, I continue to tie on these hooks and use them for practice? To chop them up as a loss and purchase more hooks. My Next shopping cart is packed with new fly tying tools, hooks, and materials. Now I am just waiting for the wife to give the go ahead with my next purchase. This time I am looking at buying Tiemco and Umpqua. Not because I would know the differences between hooks but because I hear other tiers using them when they tie.