Q, based on my experiences I have to disagree with you on the hook size. I started out tying these on #4-6 4XL streamer hooks and found that I couldn't hook fish. The takes I got were principally on the tails and with either a large hook or a stiff tail and I didn't hook as many fish as I thought I should. I've been cutting back the hook size & making the tails more supple to try to increase the hookup percentage. The next step I'm contemplating is adding a trailing hook in the tail.
I guess were just taking a different path to get to the same place.