fly-fishing

[flahy-fish-ing]

noun

Angling. a method of fishing in which fly casting is used.

Nearby words

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

Origin of fly-fishing

First recorded in 1645–55

fly-fish

[flahy-fish]

verb (used without object) Angling.

to fish with artificial flies as bait.

Origin of fly-fish

First recorded in 1745–55

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British Dictionary definitions for fly-fishing

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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