Thanks for the comments
Given the comments from VTLoon & Petevicar I don't have this concern about the weedguards anymore since the flies are likely on the small size...
I was worried more about the awkwardness/bulk it creates in the flies head and possible spooking fish... Can you tell I'm used to Trout and Salmon?
I didn't even think about pushing water but that does make sense for the dark water... Will definitely tie some of these a little bigger w/ bulk upfront to push water.
I've have been working on filling out the baitfish patterns as well for the Specs, Jacks, and other inhabitants of the area... Will add Seaducers to list!
Thanks for guidance!!!!