That is some great info. I’m following what you’re saying. Any thoughts on a flattened head - vertically flattened??The body looks great, but you might want to swim that before you tie a mess of them. I've been generally disappointed with that style of fly on muskies (stripers, on the other hand, seem to like more sleek and less push). Slim heads don't kick, they just track the leader with the tail billowing along behind. To be fair, I don't fish tigers often and they do seem to be a bit of a different beast. You might want to try tying the same fly up to the head, then something a bit bulkier -- think tying a loose (don't pack it tight!) muddler-style head, then don't trim (or barely trim) the free ends. Yes, it'll look ugly, but don't overdo the hair. It'll give you a large-circumference head that pushes water without a lot of bulk or weight, and will cause the fly to haphazardly veer off in random directions at the end of each strip. Adding the head on a short shank will give you even more kick.