I believe I received one of your epoxy/mono shrimp in a fly swap a year or two back. When I looked at I remember thinking this thing is cool as hell, however I will never fish it because everything on it is in a fixed position. Where as the minnow pattern you tied with the epoxy body and marabou tail gets fished all the time and it catches fish. As you can tell I am a big fan of movement and motion while fishing.
With that said, it doesn't mean I don't admire the patterns that I see, just that I don't see their practicality in the fishing world other than as art.
Fair enough . I agree with you . Even with my epoxy shrimp .( which I do not make anymore).When I started I just wanted to make cool things like everyone else. Didn't worry about movement or durability or hook size and placement. Now I try to make the best flies I can and make them as close to the real insect in size , shape and color. Durabilty comes next . They have to be fished without falling apart.Movement will be harder , but it will come with experimentation , new or different materials and techniques. But I now tie with every intention of the fly being fished. My fly's will be flies first. If someone wants to frame it instead of fish it .That's their call. I'm not going to try to create models or glue parts together , they can't be fished.
This is the direction I'm heading . If others chose this path , the next poll might have different results.