I'm always curious to learn if some of our "improvements" to time proven fly designs work in the manner desired (assumed) or like the third tailight on autos the effect is short lived Scott
They have always been there and with just a little bit of perspective they have always been worth a chuckle if not an outright guffaw.
Today's tail lights are in many ways no different than those of 100 years ago. Designed to catch the fishermen not the fish. Catch and release, Catch the fisherman and release him of his hard earned cash with a promise of more, bigger and of course better.
Whatever the answers, sure makes creative tying and fishing fun! Scott