I've read a few other post about circle hooks and etc and a lot of members do prefer circle hooks (at least the ones who have posted on the forum). I just wanted to know is there any advantage of using circle hooks with an offset or not? I've lost a few really heavy fish half way in when steadily reeling in with circle hooks without offsets. Could it be the hooks are not catching the lip of the fish since the gaps on circle hooks are a lot smaller? I currently use Gamakatsu circle hooks ranging from 3/0 to 5/0 without offset. I'm thinking of changing up to circle hooks with offsets. I'm not really worried about gut hooking fish since I make my own high-low rigs with less than 1.5" hook leader. Any input would be much appreciated.