hackle fly

noun Angling.
an artificial fly made with hackles, usually without wings.
Also called hackle.


Origin:
1670–80

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hackle fly
 
n
angling an artificial fly in which the legs and wings are represented by hackle feathers

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He forthwith proceeded with a brown hackle fly to extract a couple.
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