Hello, Does anyone tie thier Catskill Dry flies with the proportions that Ruben Cross, the Dette's and other famous catskill tyers of that time used. Thier wings and tails being equal to the length of the hook and hackle 2 hook gaps long. Much buggier than the stubby proportions of today. When tied this way the fly rests on it's hackle collar tips and tail, with the bend of the hook just barely not touching the surface. (" atleast on my tying desk")Very nice looking flies when tied with these proportions.
Thanks, Jim