I am gonna check out your stainless hooks. The stock ones are an absolute on they must go. We lost a lot of springers last year on a coastal stream because of them straight bending there way to freedom.
They're expensive but worth it. The ONLY thing I don't like is they don't make SNP trebles, or well, they are not available in Eugene if they do. They only are available in cutting points. If you get even the slightest bit of slack (ie fish going insane coming at you like jaws) goodbye fish. I hate cutting points. They cut in but they don't stick.
Very nice RWS, won't be long until that kid is handin fish off to you .
You have also given me more inspiration, I've been casting plugs and back bouncing them down holes this year with no success, but it may be time to pick up some deeper running plugs and send them down a few other holes.