an artificial fly designed for use underwater.
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What does “barren” mean?
Compare dry fly.
Origin of wet fly
First recorded in 1870–75
Words nearby wet fly
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Example sentences from the Web for wet fly
Quite lately, however, there has been a movement in favour of light rods for dry-fly fishing as well as wet-fly fishing.
British Dictionary definitions for wet fly
- an artificial fly designed to float or ride below the water surface
- (as modifier)wet-fly fishing
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