Guys, tying those beautiful flies like Scott, Norm and a few others is as much of an art as painting in my opinion. I don't profess to be an artist, but love to tie at my skill level and keep trying for perfection (never happen). That said, I have caught allot of fish on my ole ugly flies. As Jesse said, trout as not good critics. Just enjoy it and continue to admire those tying artist for their work. I just tied some Henryville Specials and from a distance they look pretty good. One thing for certain, they ain't coming apart.