There are so many choices of needles now it's staggering. Like Salmonmeister I don't wait for sand eels. I always have at least one and usually two in my bag. A Superstrike and a true floater like Gibbs or Choopy. I'm not throwing them in current because I feel that there are better options but I do love them in small to moderate chop with plenty of white water. I do OK with them, not great, but I do trust their ability.