fly line
1) a line for fly fishing. Originally made of silk but now a braided core covered with a plastic coating and about 1.5-2.0 mm in diameter. The plastic coating gives weight to the line which is necessary to deliver the fly as no weights are used. Fly lines are rated by weight, referring to the first ca. 10 metres of line, from 1 to 11. Weight forward fly lines are heavier near the fly. Length of fly lines is short, usually less than 32 metres
2) a hook tied directly to a line, without a weight

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