good article, bob.
down here in the sunny south where bluegill, crappie, and bass are plentiful, i use just about any color of fly to catch these tasty predators of bugs.
my tying bench contains cyanoacrylic, rubber cement, and hard-as-nails. i first learned that cyano will make the hackle brittle. (after about three fish, the bug was done, no hackle) since i slice the foam down the middle with a hack saw, a small amount of cement to "block" the cyano worked great. wrapping the shank with mono also bonds the foam to the hook when cyano is applied. i use a 5wt. rod with these flies and they chunk perfectly. quite reading and go fish!