Your tie looks as good as any. I fished this pattern for 3 days on the upper Colorado with fantastic results. I tie it with more of a standard shuck, sparser and longer. Nice job on the hackle. I usually have a void somewhere when I tie off behind the eye. Not so much tying off on the post, as I do with para adams and such. Again, great pattern. It outfished a standard elk hair by a wide margin.