Ray- After posting about the hooks I checked my catalog fro m Terminal Tackle and fond that Mustad has nickel hooks in the double configuration- probably for replacements on some plugs. The larger sizes(2/0-3/0) might be large enough for the job and they have the points down at 45* from the horizontal plane.
I was on Ken Abrames' site and the double hook idea came about to add weight without using weight(lead, wire,etc.) in some of the older rivers across the pond.
Its interesting concept- just need the hook companies to help.