This is my first Sandy Mite that came out close to what I think it should. As I've never seen an original Sandy Mite, I'm going off the description of Craig and a few pictures I can find online. Craig told me the last fishing trip he was able to share with his father the only fly his father would use was a Sandy Mite. During this trip, John didn't catch a single fish but he refused to try anything else because this fly was so special to him.
Years after hearing this story it finally dawned on me to try and find information about this fly and tie a few up for Craig and I to fish in memory of his father. I am pleased to be that much closer to this goal becoming a reality.