Seriously, it would take me an hour to go through them all. One entire draw in my tying table holds nothing but hooks. Plus I have a working supply on top of the table. And those that live all the time in my portable kit.
In my experience, newish tyers choose hooks one of two ways. The first is by generic type, i.e., "dry fly hooks," "nymph hooks," etc. Given the diversity of hook designs, nowadays, this may not be the best approach. But it's still used by many.
The second is by the brand/design specified in a pattern. Newbies are less prone to substitute then are veteran tiers, and if a pattern calls, say, for a 1/0 Mustad 34007, newbies will order that size and hook model.
I think that by the time somebody develops specific hook preferences they're long past the newby stage. And probably no longer need other tyers' recommendations.
In fact, when I'm teaching youngsters I often use some of those older hooks (not to mention other materials) as gifts.
I'm strictly an amateur tyer. But I've been at this a very long time, and inventory expands.
Getting frustrated at not having the size I wanted I once created a spread sheet with the various sizes and quantity but not the various brands. Once in a great while I update that list with swags of how many hooks I have in the various packages I have so that I can remind myself of the holes in my inventory.
With the economy and the changes in my cash flow levels my holes are growing and the more I use those less desirable hooks in my inventory.
Like you DryRod, I substitute hooks.
I like STREAMER hooks. Hooks that are longer. I will use them on all my NYMPHS, so I do have them in #2 to #18. Much easier in my eyes.
Tiemco 200R is another go to hook for me. Give a little kink just behind the eye and it is an awesome DRY Klinkhammer hook. But in a #6 with some weight...and awesome stonefly hook.
So it all comes down to any company streamer or long shank, Scuds Mustad 49, Micro midges Tiemco 2488, and Dries Tiemco 100, then the Tiemco 200R for Klinks, Stones, Softhackles.....
Few DIFFERENT style hooks but every size in that model.
I have tried the Q tips in the ear things numerous times but it never seems reach the critical area. I would hate to damage that brain cell of mine.