silver doctor

  1. a type of artificial fly, used chiefly for trout and salmon.

Origin of silver doctor

First recorded in 1890–95

Words Nearby silver doctor Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use silver doctor in a sentence

  • Going to hang the Indian sign on them with a silver doctor and a Jock Scott.

    The Highgrader | William MacLeod Raine
  • Here is a big silver doctor that may do as the water is thick.

  • Now we will straighten out a leader and choose some flies—a silver doctor and a queen of the water—how would those do?

    Days Off | Henry Van Dyke
  • Try a good big silver doctor; these big fellows ought to take it.

  • I therefore put on a large silver doctor, and began steadily fishing down the ash-tree cast.

    Angling Sketches | Andrew Lang