When you talk with them, feel free to mention our "discussion". Both Jeffrey and Christina are good pals of mine. Not that it really makes a difference--they treat everybody great.
Have you tied the "craft fur" shrimp? Try it using tan Hi-Viz (marking it alternately with brown and red sharpie markers), tan dubbing with a touch of "sparkle" or "flash" mixed in, loooooong black krystal flash antennae and your choice of burned mono, bead-chain or lead for eyes (depending upon water depth and desired sink-rate).