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fly-fish

[flahy-fish]
verb (used without object) Angling.
  1. to fish with artificial flies as bait.
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Origin of fly-fish

First recorded in 1745–55
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Examples from the Web for fly-fish

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