My Flip Flop is sort of my lighter, less burly version of a Ragin? Craven, tied decidedly more shrimpy. The spun craft body and bead chain eyes land softly yet still present that big fly silhouette that I like. I leave the legs and antennae long to dance around as well as slow the descent of the fly. These long legs never stop moving even when the fly is just sitting on the bottom and the fish seem to come and find it on their own often enough to make me seem real smart about things like this. I put the big orange eyes on it half because I just like them and half because the real thing has some pretty prominent peepers. You can tie yours without eyes, but you won?t be nearly as cool as me. Your call. I developed this fly for the Bahamas where the bones seem to like a bigger fly and the Flip Flop sure does its job well there.