I liked this video Gord. I had to find out something about the camera he used. It is a SonyNEXFS700 and retails for about $9000. It shoots 960 frames a second. I figured I couldn't get results like that with my rig
Awesome clip! One of the best I've ever seen. Now to try tying an imitation that hovers slightly above the surface! Perhaps a light-weight battery with helicopter blades? I did see it take an imitation on the surface, but the hovering challenge would be fun...
Len, I was curious what camera they used and suspected it would a well-out-of-my-price-range deal. Neat looking rig that would make FVB's YouTube channel a bit more interesting over the current hand held point and shoot or, if able to sneak it out of the house, the family camcorder produced footage.
Tom Vagrant, I was considering the same thing and wondered if with all the active insects flying about that a fly sitting on the water may be hard pressed to get much attention. I saw the strike at the end of the video too. There's a couple damselfly dries in my fly box actually. They've never seen the water yet but the video got me keen on the idea!
Gord Fraser Valley Birding Administrator eBird Regional Editor (Fraser Valley)