I know what you're thinking....big deal a Clouser Minnow, seen it a thousand times. We all know this pattern is dynamite, blah, blah, blah. What more can be said.
Well...This one is tied on a Mustad 33903 Kink Shank Popper Hook. What's the big deal? First, the kink really helps keep the eyes locked in, but most of all the proportions are nice. No more guessing where to put the dumbbell eyes or crowding the head. (All common problems for a caveman like me!)
Also, look at the gap of the hook. Tons of room to hook the pig that decides this is dinner!
So....in the end you were right, no big revelation...the bass don't know the difference, but you will.