wet fly

noun Angling.
an artificial fly designed for use underwater.
Compare dry fly.


Origin:
1870–75

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wet fly
 
n
angling Compare dry fly
 a.  an artificial fly designed to float or ride below the water surface
 b.  (as modifier): wet-fly fishing

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Example sentences
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.
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