"Why? I suspect beauty is the reason. Hair wings are generally accepted to be more durable, functional fishing tackle. Is there one that is as beautiful as an Evening Star? A Jock Scott? A Chatterer? Will you be framing your Green Butt Skunks?"
I've always gotten along pretty well holding to the concept that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. You might enjoy some of the ways William Cushner framed hairwings, as well as other flys, here:
I wish the photos were better. When I was executive director of the American Museum of Fly Fishing, we had 207 of Cushner's framings, many of them of hairwings by many of the great tyers, who could all tie "classic featherwings" with the best of them.
Anyway, in answer to your question, yup, I'd be framing Green Butt Skunks. Actually, I framed 66 hairwings that I tied for Mike Valla's latest book, published by Stackpole, and they sold, at an Miramichi Salmon Assoc. dinner, for a thousand bucks. Must be some people out there that like a framed hairwing.
P.S. Anybody here fish an Evening Star lately?