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fly-fishing

[flahy-fish-ing] /ˈflaɪˌfɪʃ ɪŋ/
noun
1.
Angling. a method of fishing in which fly casting is used.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55

fly-fish

[flahy-fish] /ˈflaɪˌfɪʃ/
verb (used without object), Angling.
1.
to fish with artificial flies as bait.
Origin
1745-55
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British Dictionary definitions for fly fishing

fly-fish

verb
1.
(intransitive) (angling) to fish using artificial flies as lures See dry fly, wet fly
Derived Forms
fly-fisher, noun
fly-fishing, noun
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Encyclopedia Article for fly fishing

fly-fishing

method of angling employing a long rod, typically 7 to 11 feet (2 to 3.5 metres) in length, constructed of carbon fibre, fibreglass, or bamboo, and a simple arbor reel holding a heavy line joined to a lighter nylon leader. The rod is used to cast artificial flies made of hair, feathers, or synthetic materials designed to imitate the natural food sources of the fish. The fly angler snaps the long rod back and forth, allowing the heavier weight of the line to propel the nearly weightless fly forward. Fly-fishing is believed by its devotees to be the most challenging and fulfilling method of sport fishing. It has inspired a considerable body of technical as well as contemplative literature, the most by far of any angling method

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