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dry fly

noun, Angling.
an artificial fly designed for use on the surface of the water.
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Origin of dry fly
1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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dry fly

  1. an artificial fly designed and prepared to be floated or skimmed on the surface of the water
  2. (as modifier): dry-fly fishing
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Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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