I have had good luck using the Mustad 3407 O'SHAUGHNESSY "j" hook. I like that over the 34007 which is stainless steel (in the event the bass gets away with the bucktail in its mouth at least the 3407 will rust out). I believe a number 1 or number 2 brass sinker eyes will do the trick based on how you "dremel" the mold out. You can also "dremel" out where the hook exits the mold and make it free swinging, I have done that but I feel I lose more fish that way for some reason. I think its all a matter of preference, some guys like free swinging hooks on bucktails.