I have been looking through a lot of threads lately and noticing how many of you guys prefer circle hooks over J hooks. In my experiences with circle hooks I found a new hate for steel, moreso than any other steel made hook in my life. Whiff after whiff me and my partners could not figure out what was going wrong. Eventually it came to my attention that you do not set the hook when fishing with o's, instead a gentle sweeping motion is made after the fish has swam away with the bait.Unfortunately that does not work when you are fishing right up on log jams in a river. As I say there is a time for circle hooks and a time for J hooks. This was our time for J hooks. I guess the point I am trying to make is, don't quite fall into the circle hook thing if your not a bait clicker, open water kind of fisherman. Attempting to let a fish run on your bait to set itself on a circle hook will make you lose a lot of fish when there are nearby snags ! So if you plan on hitting those timbers on your favorite river, I recommend that you stick with what gotcha there, J hooks.