I'm not so good at slim prop baits, and have not used them very often. I'd like to cast these lures (Heddon Dying Flutter, Smithwick Devil's Horse, Mann's Hard Worm, etc) as frequently as possible.
When I picked them up from my collection boxes, I replaced the hardware (hooks) of Heddon Dying Flutters. Originally the belly hook was fixed with a surface rig, but I changed the rig to a bell one using the front front hole and glued it. I expect this is better for sure hooking up.