(Disclaimer: I'm not upset at everyone poking fun). My reasoning by asking is it "acceptable" is because I know that there are a couple of hundred years (give or take) of modern fly fishermen/women that have reached many of the recipes on tying for a reason. E.g, they are most effective. I'm not really worried about a persons criticism of tying something that is not normally tied, I just figure there is a reason that people tie flies the way they do and to venture too far out might be a waste of time. Having said that, I will tie one version of a fly I think might be effective just to try it out. I just don't want to tie a bunch of quill bodied march browns if it's a waste of material. I really do like the look of the quill and hope it's effective. At the very least, I can put them in a shadow box and hang it on the wall.