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hackle fly

noun, Angling.
an artificial fly made with hackles, usually without wings.
Also called hackle.
Origin of hackle fly
1670-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He forthwith proceeded with a brown hackle fly to extract a couple.
British Dictionary definitions for hackle fly

hackle fly

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