I was asked what a clipper was. It would be the slang name, at least locally, for a Hellgramite.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dobsonfly
You go into fast moving water and have someone down stream with screen. Flip rocks and rake around. They are good for Bass or just about anything else. You hook them right behind that shell behind the head being careful not to crack it, you also want to try and get a piece of the tail if possible.
We also use them night fishing for catfish, you rip the tail off and put a stick up their ass to turn them inside out. Put it on the hook and dip it in the water before casting, all the goo congeals. That is the secret weapon for night catfishing on the Susquehanna. If you aren't catching anything with that you aren't going to catch them with anything.
They aren't any good live if casting from shore or anchored unless you use bobber or something else to keep them off the bottom. They will crawl under a rock.
As far as the flying version, that is why a tennis racket is including with the fishing gear for night fishing.