This is a view of an unbent kahle hook

Bending Kahle hooks will increase the stick ratio ... I use these hooks when flathead are biting better than blues.
This is how the hook should look after you bend the point out a little ... it don't take much ... it'll increase the hooking power of this type hook by 70% or more ... what it does is makes the kahle so that the fish don't have to get their lip between the shank and point so that you can set it on them .. it'll have kinda like a cam action ... if a blue or flatcat touches this hook you can hit it instantly driving the hook home.