Have tried most of the major brands out there. I Like the Gammie circle octopus, Black Magic KL, Mustad demon light circles and Mustad Big mouth (kahle). Owners are good but pricey and I don’t think their performance is worth the added cost.
I favour these styles due to their self hooking nature.
I generally use 4/0 and 5/0 most of the time, usually with a 1/0 or 2/0 keeper hook
Got a bargain from the sports store in Ashburton $45 for a mustad display board with about 45 packets of assorted hooks mostly in 4/0 – 6/0. has pride of place on the garage wall and made my wife roll her eyes and emit the usual “not more fishing crap” sigh:D
I shouldn’t need to buy any for a few years (at least thats what i told her )
For those in Christchurch both rebel sports stores have a load of hooks at half price at the moment so its a great time to stock up.