The Bottom Feeder Shrimp is a bit of a hybrid fly. When Aaron first designed the tan version, his intention was to create an impressionistic crayfish pattern for tailing carp, with plenty of rubber legs that would catch the attention of those fish with notably poor eyesight. Early field tests proved quite successful with the carp, and when Aaron showed the fly to Cam, our resident saltwater junkie, he knew it had potential for the saltwater flats as well.
Cam said that a spawning shrimp variation would probably also be quite effective, and so he and Aaron worked together to develop the olive version for that specific use. Both colors have taken plenty of bonefish and permit in places like Xcalak, Mexico and Tarpon Sands, Belize, and plenty of carp across Montana, of course.