RE:Ye olde Epoxy Sand Eel
I'm still big on the hardbody style sandeels. In shallow estuaries when the fish aren't digging for the eels, or anytime the eels are up out of the sand I prefer that to any weighted pattern. I've converted over from epoxy to softex over ez-body for non-yellowing and durability (as well as ability to embed certain materials against the mesh.
I use the 911s Tiemco to get the longer body shape. This is a spinoff from a coho salmon candlefish pattern, a shorter hook shank would work fine for stripers but those ocean feeding salmon needed a little offset to the rear to hook consistently.
Anyway, I'll post mine.