I have been trying all the hooks I can think of and I have found four brands to be the best, with one standing above them all. Here is my rankings based on sharpness and especially strength.
1. Gamakatsu - I have never seen a dull one, never had one break but I have bent them. I have seen, but not personally experienced one broken hook on a painted hook.
2. Owner, very sharp, bend more than the gammy's and occasionally break
3. Daiichi - very nice sharp hooks, bend and also break easier than the top two.
4 . mustad ultrapoint - good hooks, still vulnerable to bending, breaking and occasional dulling
These are my thoughts, I order gamakatsu hooks 500 at a time because I haven't found anything better. Your thoughts, opinions and such on this are appreciated. Thx