fly casting
noun Date: circa 1889 the casting of artificial flies in fly-fishing or as a competitive sport

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fly casting — noun casting an artificial fly as a lure • Hypernyms: ↑casting, ↑cast * * * noun : the action of throwing the lure when fly fishing * * * Angling. the act or technique of casting with an artificial fly as the lure, the rod used being longer and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fly-casting — fly cast·ing (flīʹkăs tĭng) n. The art or sport of casting artificial flies with a fly rod. * * * …   Universalium

  • fly casting — Angling. the act or technique of casting with an artificial fly as the lure, the rod used being longer and more flexible than that used in bait casting. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • fly casting — the art and skill of projecting an artificial fly on a line to the spot where the fish lie …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fly-casting — …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 fishing tackle — comprises the fishing tackle or equipment typically used by fly anglers. Fly fishing tackle includes: * Fly rods a specialized type of fishing rod designed to cast fly line and artificial flies * Fly reels a specialized type of fishing reel… …   Wikipedia

  • fly-cast|ing — «FLY KAS tihng, KAHS », noun, adjective, or fly casting. –n. the sport of fishing with rod and line, using an artificial fly as bait. –adj. of or having to do with fly casting: »a fly casting rod …   Useful english dictionary

  • fly-cast — [flī′kast΄] vt. fly cast, fly casting to fish by casting artificial flies, using a lightweight, resilient rod …   English World dictionary

  • fly-ty|ing — «FLY TY ihng», noun. the construction of artificial flies for fly casting …   Useful english dictionary

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