Real excellent looking, Charlie -- you've got me wanting to "tube" it. One big advantage I see for your pattern -- the hook is far back which will eliminate those frustrating short takes. I've been thinking about doing a sparse style on a Waddington or a tube for resident browns in the Grand as I probably get five short takes for every hook up there. Now you've done such a nice job it it -- that'll get me moving.
Glad to hear that you got a fish on it as well, even in these cold conditions.