I agree it looks like a downy woodpecker. They are about 6" in length, while their look-alikes, the hairy woodpecker, are considerably larger at around 9".
It is a plain fact, however, that downstream fishing with a non-imitative fly (lure, in the British sense) does not mix comfortably with upstream imitative fishing...I'll stay out of the argument about whether this technique is really fly fishing. In terms of interest, it is for me ahead of most downstream fishing and spinning. And I've already opined that spinning is better than staying at home with the television set.
Datus Proper, "What The Trout Said"