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    Fly fishing on Wednesday and sitting somewhat high up on a bank when moving left to right on the water surface below me a couple of yards out was what I can only describe as a miniature quadrocopter looking 'bug' about1&1/2 to 2" across. I had absolutely no idea what it was but then realised its movements however jerky were in a straight line. Had I been a trout (I had 2 rainbow, one at 4&1/2 and one at 4&1/4 lbs) I'd have grabbed it which would have been a mistake as it was attached to a tippet and being retrieved very skillfully I thought. Does anyone have any idea what this fly could have been as I can't find any reference to it - difficult when you haven't a clue about how to describe it?

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    10 minutes ago, panoma1 said:

    Wake lure of some sort?

    Haven't a clue what they are either so had a look and I think not. Many thanks though. It really did look as described with four big feet to prevent it breaking through the water surface

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    As an avid flyfisherman you will know that flytiers are the most experimental of people. I have no doubt some such person had tied up a copy of a damsel or even a dragon fly OR even using the real thing, dapping.  After over 60yrs of fly dressing I can tell you I have tied some weird and wonderful items but not all with succesful outcomes.    I still have a couple of frogs somewhere I tied  for pike fishing with a fly rod but with little success.

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    I wish now I'd asked the guy, but will the next time I see him. I think that you could well be right Walker and someone has knocked something up based on a pond skater but has had to use some "big feet" - the circular bl;ade guards on the quadrocopter - to keep it from falling over/sinking.

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    an old friend (sadly passed away now) , designed his own fly , he proudly named it the muff diver . i have no idea if he ever caught a fish with it , but  years later it still makes me chuckle when i think about it.

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