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[flahy-fish] /ˈflaɪˌfɪʃ/
verb (used without object), Angling.
to fish with artificial flies as bait.
Origin of fly-fish
First recorded in 1745-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • We placed a stand of old useless salmon nets near the last sand point to create a back-water, from which to fly-fish.

    Canadian Wilds Martin Hunter
  • I have sometimes sought to drown care in the river, whither I go with gillie Bareshanks to fly-fish for trouts.

    Cardigan Robert W. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for fly-fish


(intransitive) (angling) to fish using artificial flies as lures See dry fly, wet fly
Derived Forms
fly-fisher, noun
fly-fishing, noun
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