Too bad it’s a wet fly (nice wing by the way).
If your hackles are too long on a dry fly, just tell people you did it on purpose because it’s a “spider.”
I used to hunt birds with a good friend farmer in Kansas. Once, after I missed a pretty easy shot, he put his arm over my shoulders and said, “You know Steve, if a man hasn’t had time to work on his shooting he should probably spend a little time working on his excuses.”
As you can see, I’ve taken his advice to heart.