29 Apr 2010
White and grey shrimps
These sometimes work spectacularly well in Denmark, and I've also caught fish on them in Donegal estuaries during the summer. I like fishing white patterns in the salt: how often it happens that you spot a green-grey ghost-shape following that speck of white towards the end of the retrieve. The grey/brown/pink/buff pattern, which Danes know as the Gra Frede, is lightly weighted with turns of lead wire and thus sinks readily. It's a nailer of a pattern, perhaps because of the mobility and therefore the attractiveness of the marabou fibres.
Both on size 8-12 hooks. I tend to use Partridge Sea Prince saltwater irons for these patterns.