Yesterday, while trolling around Buoy 65, I hooked a nice 28" rockfish on a Stretch 25. I use heavy leaders and braid so there is little chance of the line breaking even with a big fish. However, the hooks on a Stretch can bend if enough pressure is put on a fish. This has happened several time to me. I often replace the original hooks with 3X hooks of the next size up. Never had a problem with my replacements. Lots of lures work, but I religiously troll the Stretch WWB.