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white or coloured feathers?

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which ones work best for mackerel, white ones or coloured ones plus will colour matter if i hope to get a cod out on the boats? plz help



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not to sure about makeral on feathers yet..... but i have ben getting some coleys on daylights, so i'm gonna make some of my own with some colour experimentation, see what happens..

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I have found that it don't make any difference what colour feathers or what material is used ie feathers, tinsel etc when mackerel are feedind they will take anything that moves.
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If there are plenty of mackerel about any type of feather will work but on the days when they are hard to catch the small shrimp pattern with the luminous bead work well . Next choice would be the type with the double strip of holographic tape.
I have not used real feathers for mackerel for the past 20 years as the ones mentioned above always seem to produce more fish.

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it might just be me but last year i cought more macky on white feathers

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I have found it depends on what they are feeding on.
Basically come summer around my coast they tend to shoal very close to the shore chasing the white bait, white bait are generally white / silver in appearance so I have found white feathers and even small strips of tin foil secured on the hook works very well ;)
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thanks guys , i will get a mix of feathers next time im im the tackle shop and give them ago.

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I always use the cheap ones with foil like bits of ribbon on - anything nice and shiny will get a mackerel or a garfish. Wonder why it is that so few folk can spell mackerel correctly these days?

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i'm off down to south shield pier soon and gonna try out these homemade feathers. took a while to make so i hope they work....

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One point worth noting is that red feathers out fish all others when fishing in amongst red kelp
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Silver or black are working best here at the moment

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once I've made a decision about colour of feathers - what about the best hook size :-/

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Small hooks catch small and big fish, big hooks miss the small ones.
The choice is yours
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Post by SeaSickSmiffy »

Over Whit week we took the boat out a few times and the best results for the mackeral were on coloured feathers. We had a few on hokis and daylights but the majority fell to the one "lucky" trace of coloured feathers.

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