From the perspective of traditional fly tying, the issue isn't how long the hair is in absolute inches, it's how long it is relative to the fly. That is, it's about proportions. The traditional elk hair caddis has certain proportions. It looks to me like your hairs stick way, way past the bend of the hook. That's what I meant by too long.The hair is around an inch long inch an a half long. At least. Thats what I typically aim for, for Trout Flies. Now if it was for Gills. I'd make the wing a little smaller. I did get a 5lb. Largemouth on that pattern however. So that big bait big fish theory paid off.
Just remember you can never have too many flies. And the quality of materials Helps a lot, dont make the mistakes I have made of ordering blind off the internet, I found that its best to find a fly shop and see what they got first, most will ship to you but looking at the quality of items they sell in person helps a lot when finding good materials to tie with.Thanks for the pointers. Next year I'm gonna try to get some Brook Trout in Ontario on some of them. We'll see what happens