I was not saying this is right for ALL places, I do tie weighted nymphs too.
This is just a way to add a little more weight when needed. (deep water; fast current, ect.)
Ohio laws must be more relaxed than other states because I am well within my regulations.
Bottom line, if you don't like the idea, don't do it...
No one is keeping score.
"Somewhere, over the rainbows. I'll cast my fly...."