I have fished variations of this fly for over 16 years. It takes 4 stages to bulk tie these flies. A lot of different hardware goes into them and quite a bit of time. I like to fish these when a slightly bigger profile might trigger more eats from larger browns.
Lord Vader totes a #2 main hook and a stinger hook for those browns that don’t want to fully commit. Any exposed thread has been sealed with head cement.