Sea-run cuuthroat are not short strikers. If anything they are inhalers. Don't concern yourself about trailing hooks or do anything to change this pattern. It is a doozy , as designed by Mr. Triggs. My only complaint is that Robert came out with it AFTER my new cutthroat book was published.
Nice tie! I don't put many beads on my Searun Cutt flies, since I would think that it creates a jigging action. I like using a floating line, but use my intermediate or type 6 line more often. I'll definitely tie up this pattern though!