The Jack fought alot like a Albie, Hard long runs in every direction. We didn't use crab or shrimp patterns snook are really a bait fish predator. We did look for some cobia on the flats (didn't) see any, and we used a merkin for them.
I used several like slim jims and snooks-its, but the best pattern by far and what we used 95% of the time was a sea ducer. It made me think alot about all the effort we put into tying flies, and maybe simpler is better. Also the fact that it is more about imitation of movement rather the appearence.