Iridescent material in fly tying
A connection between prey and predator
A substantial percentage of the food Atlantic salmon and steelhead eat at high seas is fish often small silverfish like capelin and sand-eel. These and many other baitfish and various sea worms have some form of iridescent colour structure in their colouration and iridescence as colour may very well play a part in the way prey and bait play hide and seek in the ocean –
We may assume that the predators have abilities and detecting skills that will get them close to the prey in this highly advanced hide and seek game and glimpses of light shimmering on an iridescent surface could very well be a key element that could bring the predators closer to the baitfish they look for.
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Iridescence (also known as goniochromism) is luminous colours that seem to change when seen from different angles. It is often created by structural colouration. We have found that iridescent material can be used as an attractor for salmon and trout
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