Spider fly

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(Zool.) any one of numerous species of parasitic dipterous insects of the family Hippoboscidæ. They are mostly destitute of wings, and live among the feathers of birds and the hair of bats. Called also bird tick, and bat tick.

See also: Spider

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A green spider fly was used by Paul Elsworthy as he caught and released 10 rainbows to 3lb and was also used by John Burton to catch and release seven fish.
Ken's ridiculous white spider fly put 50 bluegills in the cooler one memorable day.
That catch came to a yellow spider fly but Dave Glover caught and released 10 using a damsel nymph and Colin Gooch reached the limit by casting nymphs and buzzers.