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silver doctor

noun, Angling.
a type of artificial fly, used chiefly for trout and salmon.
Origin of silver doctor
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Going to hang the Indian sign on them with a silver doctor and a Jock Scott.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • The cohoe took a 2-inch silver doctor and rose steadily to the fly.

  • Similarly, in bright water the silver doctor is a universal favourite, and justly so.

    Chats on Angling H. V. Hart-Davis
  • They rise eagerly to the silver doctor fly, a half dozen often breaking at once, any one of which is a weight for a rod.

  • Now we will straighten out a leader and choose some flies—a silver doctor and a queen of the water—how would those do?

    Days Off

    Henry Van Dyke
  • What was that, just beyond the little wavelet where my silver doctor had fallen?

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