Mix flour, yeast, sugar, and salt in a large bowl.
Add in water and the oil. Stir until combined.
Cover and allow to rise for 1 hour.
Flour your counter generously. Pour the dough out onto the counter. Flour the top of the dough and knead a few times until it is no longer sticky.
Cut the dough into 4 equal pieces. Then cut each of those into 8 pieces. Knead each piece in a little flour prior to rolling into a long rope. Arrange the rope on your pan, allowing some rising room.
Repeat with remaining dough. Expect to have 3 pans worth of breadsticks.
Let the breadsticks rise for an additional 15-20 minutes, while the oven is preheating to 375°.
Bake at 375° for 15-17 minutes.
Mix together the garlic powder and salt.
Immediatly after taking the breadsticks out of the oven, brush each breadstick with melted butter and then sprinkle the salt/garlic mixture onto each breadstick.