Looks nice. I never much got into fishing or tying the bendback style of fly. I guess it’s hard to fish everything. I get in grooves or ruts however you want to look at it and fish a limited number of patterns. No doubt lots of patterns are good and work. I think sometimes it comes down to what one might enjoy tying and/or fishing the most.
My main open water no added weight Speckled trout pattern has been the Steve Farrar Blend Baitfish. I like that it slowly sinks and can be made to be neutrally buoyant with a little foam added in. The idea was to make a fly that works a bit like a suspending plug that work so well getting bigger winter trout or trout in the surf. I fished the Steve Farrar Blend for a time and picked up some good trout to 6 pounds, but then moved on to something else.
Recently, I tied up some more and hope to do some winter trout fishing with them this upcoming season.
Post up more of your bend-backs. The more I see a pattern, often the more I want to do them. The high ties that Ron does look great. I never liked the ones I did and abandoned tying and even trying to fish them. Different strokes for different folks.