Thank you, sir! I'm getting where I enjoy tying them. I feel like I need a few heavy flies in the box when I get out on the bay or marsh. The 3/16" tungsten bead with 0X fluoro tippet lets them sink about a foot a second.
When I want to fish deeper structure, 2.5' 3, 4+ feet, with my floating line, this fly has been my first choice. It might be comparable depth wise to a heavier clouser.
It has a jigging action vs the more level swimming action of a clouser with the dumbbells 1/3 of the way down the hook shank.
A lot of Texas inshore saltwater patterns seem to focus mainly on redfish and mainly on sightcasting for reds up shallow. That's great. Hard to beat chasing reds in skinny water for an inshore fly fisherman. But there are places I fish that fall off to deeper water pretty quickly and I wanted a shrimp imitation that can work in those places. This fly hits that check box and is a good all around catch different species type of pattern like the clouser.