Thank you for the words of wisdom.
I think the idea of having a "standard" material length multiplier for each hook size would be a great place to start. I can also see the benefit to staying with a particular hook when using this method. It makes alot of sense. One of these days I'll start taking close-ups pics of my flies to share with you all.
See you on the beach
Even a fish would stay out of trouble if it kept it's mouth shut.