I want to change a lot of the trebles on my baits. What size would I be able to use on more than a few baits, basically cranks, a few topwater baits, some jerkbaits. I'm guessing I should go with owners?
+1,one size bigger at least on the back hook and if you do it on the front hook the two hooks tend to tangle up on each other.Hope this helps.Gary Dobyns had an article where he states that he always changes out his hooks to one size bigger, with very little if any change to the baits action.
I'll second that I typically use owners but tried out the gammys on some topwater, they were way too soft, bent them out constantly when using pliers to get the hook out of the fish's mouth. Go with the owners, if you're not sure what size just grab your bait off the rack and compare it to the hooks you are looking at.must common size 6,4 for cranks and topwater 8 for small jerks and cranks.
With the using size 8 use owner x2 or the x1 hooks and you wont loose the bigger fish from the hooks bending.