fly-fish

[ flahy-fish ]
/ ˈflaɪˌfɪʃ /
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verb (used without object) Angling.

to fish with artificial flies as bait.

Nearby words

  1. fly-by-light,
  2. fly-by-night,
  3. fly-by-wire,
  4. fly-cast,
  5. fly-drive,
  6. fly-fishing,
  7. fly-in,
  8. fly-over,
  9. fly-past,
  10. fly-strike

Origin of fly-fish

First recorded in 1745–55

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Examples from the Web for fly-fish

  • 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

fly-fish

verb

(intr) angling to fish using artificial flies as luresSee dry fly, wet fly
Derived Formsfly-fisher, nounfly-fishing, noun

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