It did work during the last trip. Please re-check one of my posts, "Sparrow on Fire!!".
My problem was that chenille on curved hook was not durable. It rolled as I tried to remove the fly from trout. And that caused front end corruption. I can't emphasize how big the pain is when whitefish take this fly of mine aggressively. (I'm still surprised that whitefish took this large soft-hackle on swing with solid hook-ups.)
I had to improve. Solution was simple. Apply a bit of Zap-A-Gap on body length of the hook!!
Here's a different coloration that I haven't posted before. Now the chenille body is rock-solid.
I hope some of you out there like my idea, especially if you are fellow soft-hackle addicts.