dry fly
noun Date: 1846 an artificial angling fly designed to float

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • dry-fly — dryˈ fly adjective (of fishing) without sinking the fly in the water • • • Main Entry: ↑dry …   Useful english dictionary

  • dry fly — n. see FLY2 (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • dry fly — noun a fly (fisherman s lure) that skims the surface of the water • Ant: ↑wet fly • Hypernyms: ↑fly * * * noun : an artificial fly designed to float upon the surface of the water * * * Angling. an artificial fly designed for use on the surface of …   Useful english dictionary

  • dry fly — /ˈdraɪ flaɪ/ (say druy fluy) noun a lure resembling a fly, which floats on the water, and is used in fishing, especially for trout and salmon. –dry fly /ˈdraɪ flaɪ/ (say druy fluy), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • dry fly — Angling. an artificial fly designed for use on the surface of the water. Cf. wet fly. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • dry fly — noun A fly used in fly fishing, designed to float in or on the surface of the water …   Wiktionary

  • dry fly — noun an artificial fishing fly which floats lightly on the water …   English new terms dictionary

  • dry fly — a lure imitating an insect that floats on the water surface …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Dry-Fly Fishing in Theory and Practice —   …   Wikipedia

  • dry-fly fishing — «DRY FLY», fishing by casting a dry fly …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”