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dry fly

noun, Angling.
1.
an artificial fly designed for use on the surface of the water.
Compare wet fly.
Origin of dry fly
1840-1850
1840-50
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British Dictionary definitions for dry fly

dry fly

noun
1.
(angling)
  1. an artificial fly designed and prepared to be floated or skimmed on the surface of the water
  2. (as modifier): dry-fly fishing
Compare wet fly
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