Use them sparingly, mostly in steamer/leach sizes. Smaller sizes in cheaper hooks tend to bend/break. Please don't use Dai-Riki in the same sentence as Tiemco, Diiichi, etc. Sure, they catch fish, but not worth the risk. Sure, you have a $500 rod, $250 reel, $100 line and leader, $400. waders, $!00-200 boots, hundreds in tying material (maybe a lot more), numerous thousands in drift boats, rafts, trailer, etc...but hey, save .20 cents on a hook...haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.