It's an orange fuzzball. It's a trout fly, supposed to be a salmon egg pattern. Yeah a lot of that elitist attitude is floating around but fly fishing is so much more mainstream now it's going away to some degree. The guys at dupage fly for example aren't like that, at all. Although he did say I was nuts for using that rod to catch big carp.
Pop-R on a fly rod? I like the way you think. Part of my not wanting to try fly fishing is I really hate elitist attitudes and my understanding is it's a lot easier to encounter those in fly fishing circles.