#10 are also my choice of hook size. If I want to keep the small ones away I go to a #8 and on occassion a #8 but not often. When I get a lot of short strikes I will go to a #12 or #14. A yellow craft foam spider or a 1/4" diameter popper on the surface. On the bottom of the stream I use a 'Blind Squirrel' in size 10. Anything in the creek will hit this one. It is a great pattern. Smallies, Rock Bass, Gills, Chubs, they all will eat it. Don't leave home without it.