if it's pompano you are after, Kahle hooks are the best geometry, hands down.
How you attach the leaders is a matter of preference. I have tried many different types of tie-on methods, and I care less about how they "stand", and more about how easy they are to replace when they need to be. (which can be often, depending on where you fish, and how cheap your hooks are)
Personally, I like to add dropper loops in the main body of the rig, and add 15lb fluorocarbon drops by way of either a clinch knot, or a jig loop. If them get bit off or broke off, it's just as simple as tying the next one onto the loop.