dry-fly

dry fly

noun Angling.
an artificial fly designed for use on the surface of the water.
Compare wet fly.


Origin:
1840–50

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

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