broken hook leads to oddball

I snapped the head off my 3.5 forcing me to switch to a 5 in the middle of this twelve row black/yellow buckeye.  The recent advent of this black cord has opened up an entirely different color scheme.

pros: the size allows for ease of loading in a sling and the colors inviting.

cons: stuffed with garbanzo beans it's just too massive. 

Too easy to get someone  hurt chucking it.  Not my goal. Either a lighter stuffing or a smaller pattern is needed.