- an artificial fly designed for use underwater.
Compare dry fly.
Origin of wet fly
First recorded in 1870–75
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Historical Examples of 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.
- an artificial fly designed to float or ride below the water surface
- (as modifier)wet-fly fishing
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