fly tying
the technique of making imitation insects or flies as bait for fish. See fly. Also called fly dressing

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Fly tying — is the process of producing an artificial fly to be used by anglers to catch fish via means of fly fishing. Probably the most concise description of fly tying is the one by Helen Shaw, a preeminent American professional fly tyer in Fly Tying .… …   Wikipedia

  • fly-tying — fly ty·ing (flīʹtī ĭng) n. The art or hobby of making artificial fishing flies.   flyʹ ti er ( tī ər) n. * * * ▪ fishing       the hobby or business of imitating the live food of gamefish by attaching various materials to a hook. Most often used… …   Universalium

  • fly-tying — flyˈ tying noun Making artificial flies for angling • • • Main Entry: ↑fly …   Useful english dictionary

  • fly tying — /ˈflaɪ taɪɪŋ/ (say fluy tuying) noun the making of a fishing fly from feathers, fur, brightly coloured or glittering beads, etc., tied to a hook …   Australian English dictionary

  • fly dressing — fly tying …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Fly Tyer — is a magazine dedicated to the subject of fly tying, published four times a year. Fly tying is the art of tying materials to a hook for the purposes of fly fishing. Fly Tyer is an asset of Morris Communications, which also owns publications such… …   Wikipedia

  • Fly fishing — in a river Fly fishing is an angling method in which an artificial fly is used to catch fish. The fly is cast using a fly rod, reel, and specialized weighted line. Casting a nearly weightless fly or lure requires casting techniques significantly… …   Wikipedia

  • fly-dressing — flyˈ dressing noun Fly tying • • • Main Entry: ↑fly …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fly lure — A fly lure, Fly, or pattern, in the terminology of sport fishing and fly fishing, is an artificial fishing lure tied, most commonly, with thread, feathers, and fur, but may also include lead (for weight), ribbon, tinsel, beads, and other assorted …   Wikipedia

  • fly-fishing — /fluy fish ing/, n. Angling. a method of fishing in which fly casting is used. [1645 55] * * * ▪ sport Introduction       method of angling employing a long rod, typically 7 to 11 feet (2 to 3.5 metres) in length, constructed of carbon fibre,… …   Universalium

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