Ever since reading an older book by a tier I admire, I have been tying my fore and aft style flies with a shorter hackle aft than that in the front. The author I refer to made a point to reference the 3 point float line (at least on those tied with a tail).

Anyway, I wonder if this is a minority view?

I tied these "not so good looking" generic flies to compare the fly tied with shorter aft hackle v. one tied with equal length hackle fore and aft.

The fly on the left has the shorter aft hackle.

Let me know.