Re: dry fly wings
I believe in Catskill style dries, the wings are more for balancing out the fly than for convicing trout of the offering. Not only that, but the butts of the wings fill out the thorax area of the mayfly, and give a truer body profile. With alittle practice, tying in wings will only add a few minutes to the overall tying time of each fly. Just my 2cts.