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fly book

noun, Angling.
a booklike case for artificial flies.
Origin of fly book
1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Knight bent, picked up another of the feathers and laid it away in his fly-book.

  • Mr. Rigby had brought from the store his best rods and lines and his fly-book.

    Two Knapsacks John Campbell
  • The Major (on his way to try for the big trout, and pondering on his fly-book).

  • The submaster thrust the sections of his rod into a brown leather case and slipped his fly-book into his coat pocket.

    The Arrival of Jimpson Ralph Henry Barbour
  • It occurred to me while I was sitting there that perhaps you might like to see my fly-book.

    Pan Knut Hamsun
  • The fly-book stamps the fisherman even more truly than the topboot stamps the fox-hunter.

    A Cotswold Village J. Arthur Gibbs
  • His rod, creel and fly-book were missing from their accustomed places but even then I suspected nothing.

    Paradise Garden George Gibbs
  • The outfit is expensive, "half-crown flees" soon mount up, especially if you never go out without losing your fly-book.

  • A fly-book will be needed to contain flies and also leaders.

  • We catch a specimen of the full-fledged fly (a Light-Olive), and, having matched it closely in the fly-book, commence operations.

    Saddle and Mocassin Francis Francis Jr.

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