Wow, thank you everybody for such kind remarks! That is a real confidence booster! It is difficult building confidence on patterns when the fishing slows down like it does in the northeast US. I can't wait for spring
Comonavs, thank you for your advice. I had noticed the wire being bulkier at the bend of the hook and hopefully that will be a solution. Also I do not mind if anyone borrows or duplicates these patterns. Best wishes and lots of fishes!
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Jaybo, thank you also.. That was exactly the kind of stuff I was looking for. I am cursed with being a perfectionist also, and like to hear what little things I can do to make a good thing better. It is kind of funny that I can notice more in the pictures than I can on the vise.. Maybe time for some glasses
But I appreciate your input!