I've only ever used the Boye hooks and like them fine. However, I bought myself an addi hook yesterday when I was getting one for a swap partner at another board and it's ok. The handle seems shorter and my hand cramped up more than it ever has with the Boye. I'd like to try the ergonomic ones.
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I have such a hodge-podge of hooks, some of which were gifts, some of which I bought. But basically the Boye and Susan Bates are the ones I like the best. I don't care for the plastic ones as a rule, though I did get a set of Crystallites when I needed large sizes. Those worked really well with slippery ribbon yarn. In general, though, I've liked my basic metal hooks the best - whether they're alumnimum for wider yarns, or steel for lace.
I like the aluminium Susan Bates hooks myself. I crochet pretty fast, so I need something that is pretty slippery. I also like that if I lose one I can just run to Michael's and pick one up. That's how I end of with 5 of one size!
Tried those crystal ones when they came out several years ago and they are horrible!
I use the Clover?? widehandled hooks as well. I us my H all the time. It's my favorite. Have you tried the new lighted crochet hooks? They are made of plastic and are lit so you can crochet anywhere. It also helps you to see the darker yarns.
I don't really crochet anymore but I do have a favorite Bamboo crochet hook when I need to hide the tail ends of my knitting. I have a bunch of the Boye ones but I bought the Bamboo one "special" just for my knitting projects.
My favorites are the Boye too. I am still using a Boye H that has $.25 stamped on it. Does this date me? LOL It's my favorite one!! In my opinion, Boye hooks are more rounded and don't split the yarn like others.