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hackle fly

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noun Angling.
  1. an artificial fly made with hackles, usually without wings.
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Origin of hackle fly

First recorded in 1670–80
Also called hackle.
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British Dictionary definitions for hackle fly

hackle fly

  1. angling an artificial fly in which the legs and wings are represented by hackle feathers
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