Sean, I think that we are pretty close. I tend to tie cripples by design. No lazyness is a better reason.
Adrian interesting you should note the feather qualities. I worked my way up from the base on a single feather tying these and noticed a difference in the web of the fly between early flys & later. The fly without the bead was the last fly I tied versus the one with a bead which was earlier.
I don't know why but I've always had trouble these using the copper wire in Sawyers original. I should try it again because it would be a simpler tie.