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wet fly

noun Angling.
  1. an artificial fly designed for use underwater.
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Origin of wet fly

First recorded in 1870–75
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Historical Examples

  • Quite lately, however, there has been a movement in favour of light rods for dry-fly fishing as well as wet-fly fishing.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1


British Dictionary definitions for wet fly

wet fly

  1. angling
    1. an artificial fly designed to float or ride below the water surface
    2. (as modifier)wet-fly fishing
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