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wet fly

noun, Angling.
an artificial fly designed for use underwater.
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Origin of wet fly
1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for wet fly
  • Rig the other leader with a hook and bait or wet fly, then cast to the desired spot from shore and let the sinker reach bottom.
  • Dry fly ash can also be mixed into excessively wet fly ash to reduce the moisture content to an acceptable level.
  • Some success has been found by anglers using spinners, small spoons and nymph and wet fly patterns.
British Dictionary definitions for wet fly

wet fly

  1. an artificial fly designed to float or ride below the water surface
  2. (as modifier): wet-fly fishing
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