Aye aye Cap'n! Note taken!That should hunt. I cant say about fouling, but its definitely a possibility. I like the color combo. I recommend having as many color and size/profile options as possible as some days it really can make a big difference.
One adjustment I've made to most of my albacore flies is minimizing the red throat, even omitting it often. My reason for doing so, and I can't honestly say if it makes a difference one way or another, is that for whatever reason albacore don't seem to like to eat wounded prey as much as they like fresh stuff. This is based on chumming God knows how many thousands of anchovies and herring towards feeding fish. Without a doubt lively, unwounded bait gets eaten faster. So I now minimize the red throat just to avoid giving off that super wounded vibe, as if it's bleeding. I dunno, just my outlook on it.