I picked up some scud hooks a couple of weeks ago that happened to be offset. I didn't realize it until it was in the vice, but they just look so...off that I straighten them before I tie and will likely make certain I don't get any offset hooks again. I have enough things going against me when I'm tying, I don't need the hook to be bent too.

That said, I've fished these types of hooks with bait and such back in the day, even tried the so-called "Tru-Turn" hooks and never noticed any real difference in hookup rate as compared to a regular Eagle Claw snelled hook with the ol' bait keepers. Far from scientific and of limited use to the fly fisher, but that experience taught me to just stick to the basics.