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fly casting

noun, Angling.
the act or technique of casting with an artificial fly as the lure, the rod used being longer and more flexible than that used in bait casting.
Origin of fly casting


[flahy-kast, -kahst] /ˈflaɪˌkæst, -ˌkɑst/
verb (used without object), fly-cast, fly-casting.
Angling. to fish by fly casting. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They were a good six feet in length with the supple resiliency of a fly casting rod.

    Quest of the Golden Ape Ivar Jorgensen
  • A good elastic rod is wanted for fly casting, but a too willowy or whippy action had best be avoided.

  • Fishing is generally divided into four classes: fly casting, bait casting, trolling, and still fishing.

    Outdoor Sports and Games Claude H. Miller
  • Bait casting is much easier than fly casting as the weight of the bait will help to carry out the line.

    Outdoor Sports and Games Claude H. Miller

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