Alder fly
alderfly al"der*fly`, Alder fly Al"der fly 1. Any of numerous dark-colored neuropterous insects of the genus {Sialis} or allied genera. They have predaceous aquatic larv[ae], which are used for bait. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. (Angling) An artificial fly with brown mottled wings, body of peacock harl, and black legs. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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