Vic, you have such an unmistaken-able and much admired style. As Adrian pointed out, you've lost nothing in the transition to in hand tying. In fact, there's a little something extra in those ties lately.Thanks again gents.
Bill, I did this one in-hand also. I just can't seem to tie anything without at least one somewhere along the lines of the classics - the appearance of, or character of, at least. The style has permeated so much of my tying these days and it's actually very liberating without the vise. I have an image of Adrian dressing flies stream-side: The ultimate!