! Those flies will catch fish, but I have to echo the comments about
building up too much thread at the eye. My first 100-300 flies had heads with
way too much thread. The problem comes from having the materials too
close to the hook eye, and the fear that less than 50 wraps won't secure
the materials. I finally decided to end my materials short of the hook's eye,
and to secure all materials with as few wraps as possible. Some streamers
do call for a large head, but the materials should still be kept back from the
Catch something on those flies, and post a pic.
P.S. Once my tying improved to the point that my flies looked like those in
shops, I threw all the old stuff in the trash. Lightly dressed patterns were
scraped clean, and the hooks saved, but the little stuff was tossed.
I told another forum member that my winter tying is much better than my
summer tying: I rush too much during summer months, and it shows. When I first began tying, I
was in a rush to build a huge collection, and that was a mistake as well. I've resolved to take my
time, and tie all flies to the best of my ability.