I ordered some hooks from Black & Blue earlier this week and they arrived today. Shipping was via FedEx Ground and delivery was prompt - I ordered on Monday or Tuesday and they arrived in Kansas City on Friday. My order contained a package of the 8/0 and 10/0 hooks; I didn't buy the 12/0 hooks because I have no use for something that big. At this point, I haven't had a chance to test them out in the water yet, but here are my initial impressions of the hooks based on visual inspection and comparison to the Team Catfish 8/0 Double Action Circle Hook and the Gamakatsu 8/0 Octopus Circle Hook: * The 10/0 hook is almost exactly the same size as an 8/0 Team Catfish hook. The hook point to shank gap is about 1/8" less on the Team Catfish hook. It's a shame that hook size is so subjective and not held to a standard measurement - an 8/0 from one manufacturer can easily be the same general "size" as a 6/0 from another or a 10/0 from yet another. So buyer beware - bigger isn't always bigger. * The 8/0 hook appears to be a very close copy of the Gamakatsu Octopus Circle 8/0 hook, with just a few differences: On the Black & Blue hook, the eye isn't turned back, there's no offset and the point is bent back more sharply (smaller radius bend). But otherwise, they are pretty much indistinguishable - same size, same shape, almost the same point-to-shank gap. * The points of the Black & Blue hooks don't seem nearly as sharp as either the Team Catfish or Gamakatsu hooks; I dug one into my finger pretty hard and didn't draw blood. The same experiment with a Gamakatsu make my finger leak. (Note to self: Don't do that experiment again.) Gamakatsu hooks have always had by far the sharpest point of any hook I've used, and that remains true as compared to the Black & Blue hooks. * The eye of the Black & Blue hook is larger than either the Team Catfish or Gamakatsu hooks, which might be good for using heavier mono. * The barb on the Black & Blue hooks is larger and sticks out at a sharper angle than the Team Catfish or Gamakatsu hooks. What difference will that make? I don't know, but it could make it more difficult to remove the hook. I intend to give them a head-to-head comparison with the Team Catfish Double Action Circle and Gamakatsu Octopus Circle hooks sometime in the next month or so - I'll use each of the 3 hooks on 2 rods and keep track of how many caught, missed, foul hooked and blinded each one produces. Nothing too scientific but it'll help me decide which of the 3 hooks I'm going to use going forward.