Green to grey
Green, fine wire Gamakatsu hooks have been around for ages, and are probably the best example of a strange hook colour that works well.
Green Gamas, as match anglers call them, are a cult bloodworm hook, which seems strange considering bloodworms are red! So, is it the super-fine wire that makes a difference here? I think that’s only part of it. The weedy green colour probably looks less obtrusive when fishing with such small baits. I reckon it just blends in well with the underwater environment.
Other weird coloured hooks I have experimented with include a white pattern that looked perfect for bread. The only trouble was that the white coating was so thick, the hooks felt on the blunt side! I can also remember using blue hooks, which worked quite well with hemp, and of course gilt hooks, to go with bronze maggots and sweetcorn.
There’s one other hook colour that I like a lot, and that’s the new breed of Teflon-coated designs, which are a dull grey. They blend in well with any bait or swim – they’re worth checking out.