Had a long conversation this weekend on why I don't tie tandem flies anymore.
The don't swim, but wobble more like a jointed rapala.
They take twice as long to tie.
I get most all hook ups on the front hook any ways.
It adds allot of weight to the flies, which make it sink and harder to cast.
I also don't think they have as nice of profile.
I know lots of people who live them, so be it. That's why we have choices.