I have just received 10,000 banjo minnow hooks in the large size.  not the 6's or 8's  the 1's. These hooks are way better than the original  hooks. they are made with heavier gauge metal and are twice as strong as the original.  they also are black nickle coated so they will not rust, and the gap that allows the rubber band to enter the eye is smaller so your knot will not slip out. anyone that has ever used the original hook knows how valuable they are to skipping under docks and into blowdowns.  anyone interested purchasing some can contact me at [email protected]