Lately, I've started to snell my hooks thanks to George's video and have found that hooks with an offset eye seem to produce the best snelled hook. When you let your hook hang free in the air, the hook with the offset eye seems to hang straighter than a hook without an offset eye. I'm guessing this is because your leader doesn't have to go through and then back around the eye of the hook, but just through it because of the way the eye is bent to accommodate it. This is my question; does anybody bend the eye of the hooks they use and if so, how much do you think it weakens the hook? The reason I ask this question is because I'm hoping to get my hands on some eagle claw 10/0 khale's and I can't find any with an offset eye. Second Thoughts... While writing this I had epiphany; when snelling a hook, do I have to go though the eye of the hook, can't I just ignore it and modify the way I snell the hook? From my understanding, when you snell a hook you tie your line/leader to the shank of the hook and the sudden change in shape from the eye is what keeps your line attached. If so, then when not just snell a hook like I would normally, but without going through the eye so that my line/leader is in line with the hooks shank and parallel to it as well; both in a straight line when pulled tight.