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fly-fish

[ flahy-fish ]

verb (used without object)

, Angling.
  1. to fish with artificial flies as bait.


fly-fish

verb

  1. intr angling to fish using artificial flies as lures See dry fly wet fly


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Derived Forms

  • ˈfly-ˌfishing, noun
  • ˈfly-ˌfisher, noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of fly-fish1

First recorded in 1745–55
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Example Sentences

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

We placed a stand of old useless salmon nets near the last sand point to create a back-water, from which to fly-fish.

The river is now in possession of a club of gentlemen, who will with great pleasure allow the stranger to fly fish.

Lough Con will be found also good, but the trout fishing is best in it—fly fish the river for salmon.

Thirty gentlemen might fly fish these waters without the least inconvenience, were the Salmon allowed to go free.

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