Allen, Nice work on the body/rib and I like the black head with swept back hackle and the straight eyed hook. I wonder how a straight-eyed hook will "ride" the pattern in the water(?) I've always thought that the down-eyed hooks make the pattern ride head up; but I could be wrong.
Laurie, those are nice; all 4 of them! The fourth one; with woven gold UTC wire body, is something special. I can see how it would get down quickly in the water. Suitable for framing!
Chris, really nice, smooth floss body (I think it's floss, looks like it to me anyway), sparse hackle and black head. Almost reminds me of a wet fly with the lacquered head. Pretty fly.
Jimmie, looks like a nice fly...................but you've got to cut down on the nicotine/caffeine or something when you photo your flies.
I agree with you that my favorites are the ones that are wire ribbed with no thorax; unless it's tying thread.
Byron, feel free to post your flies whenever you can. If you want, you can mail them to me and I'll photo/post them for you.