Sand eels shoal in very large numbers, but are seldom seen during the day in the shallows as they lie buried in the sand, away from predators. They first appear during the evening, when they come out to feed through the night. But despite there nocturnal habits sand eel patterns can be fished around the clock the whole year. As you would expect, ours are tied on premium hooks for maximum confidence. In this case its the Tiemco 811s, a hook we use throughout our Saltwater range.