The Owner Offset Shank Worm Hooks feature Owner's renowned Cutting Point technology for the fastest penetration possible on hook sets. Once the Cutting Point penetrates, even hard cartilage and bone, the cutting edges actually make the hook push in past the barb more easily, meaning less force is required to securely hook your bass. This is accomplished by the fact that the edges of the point are actually like knife edges, which easily slice into the fish instead of acting like a wedge that requires more force the deeper it penetrates. There is a third cutting edge on the bottom of the point from tip to the barb, which helps the barb enter more easily. We have all had fish in the net and the hook just fell out of the bass' mouth, or worse, set the hook hard and have the bass coming toward you and all of a sudden, slack line and the fish is gone. Chances are the barb didn't get pushed home. Try the Owner Offset Shank Worm Hooks and see if they make a difference in your bite to catch ratio.