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Origin of fly-fishing

First recorded in 1645–55


verb (used without object) Angling.
  1. to fish with artificial flies as bait.

Origin of fly-fish

First recorded in 1745–55 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for fly-fishing

fly-fishing, piscary, trolling

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British Dictionary definitions for fly-fishing


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