Great to hear from you Pete! Let me know what your Cape schedule looks like. They're here real good right now.
I picked a large stacker, does a good job. My first stacker was so small I had to use multiple batches to get around once on any big deerhair bugs and that never works out well.
While I got you on the line, how about techniques for compressing the spun hair before the next cluster is spun on? I just push it back with the fingers before making the wraps thru the hair and the final on the hook shank ahead of the last hairs. Doesn't really compact the head as much as I would like sometimes. I've been thinking about gluing a small fender washer to the top of a ball point pen body to make a plunger device.