One of the most illogical things I see in fly tying is detached body flies tied on the first quarter of the shank of a long shank hook. If you are going to float a large lump of metal at least use the advantage of a stouter wire and wider gape, rather than unused shank length.
I think Scott's choice of hook is spot on for that fly.
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