Beautiful fly and the perfect amount of moose. A lot of tiers overdo the moose. A little goes a long ways.
Patrick, the hair used in these flies comes from the body, not the mane. Moose body hair is exactly as displayed in this fly. While it is thick and coarse, it is a dream to tie in as the thread bites into it.
Moose body hair only runs an inch or two in length. The much longer hair from the mane is used in dry flies as a wrapped body material to give the body a segmented look to it.