I went out this morning and tested the latest creation w/ my 10 wt on the river. I am very excited about fishing this fly.
It has the side-to-side action that I really like when stripping the line and running it a foot or so under the water.
We throw some tandem muskie flies that measure in up to 12" long and this casts easier than those. It is big and has a large profile in the water and does cast as expected, but I can certainly deal with that to get this in the face of the fish.
I came home and promptly tied up another color variant. The head is setting up right now, then I'll trim it up but here is the almost finished product: