My grandfather had a very strong dislike for goats. When I told him I used goat hair for flies he was so glad to learn that goats had a purpose on earth.
My grandfather passed away recently. This nymph pattern is a tribute to my greatest teacher, my "Opa."
Hook: 14-20 Dai-ichi #1180
Thread: Danvilles Fly Master in red
Tag: Silver tinsel
Tail: Grey hackle fibers
Body: Dark gray chinchilla dubbing
Wing Case: Gray duck quill with a strip of silver tinsel over top
Thorax: Black goat dubbing picked out
Head: Black bead