fly-fishing
noun Date: 1653 a method of fishing in which an artificial fly is cast by use of a fly rod, a reel, and a relatively heavy oiled or treated line • fly-fish intransitive verb

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  • 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 — Fly Fly, n.; pl. {Flies} (fl[imac]z). [OE. flie, flege, AS. fl[=y]ge, fle[ o]ge, fr. fle[ o]gan to fly; akin to D. vlieg, OHG. flioga, G. fliege, Icel. & Sw. fluga, Dan. flue. [root] 84. See {Fly}, v. i.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any winged insect; esp …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fly fishing — UK US noun [uncountable] the activity of catching fish by using artificial flies on the end of a fishing line Thesaurus: hunting, shooting and fishinghyponym * * * ˈfly fishing [fly fishing] noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • fly-fishing — ► NOUN ▪ the sport of fishing using a rod and an artificial fly as bait …   English terms dictionary

  • fly fishing — fly ,fishing noun uncount the activity of catching fish by using artificial flies on the end of a fishing line …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fly-fishing — [flī′fish΄iŋ] n. the act, technique, or an instance of fly casting …   English World dictionary

  • Fly fishing — (spr. flai fisching), Fischerei mit der Fliegenangel, s. Text zur Tafel »Angelfischerei« …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 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

  • fly-fishing — also fly fishing N UNCOUNT Fly fishing is a method of fishing in which a silk or nylon model of a small winged insect is used as bait …   English dictionary

  • fly fishing — see fly fishing …   English dictionary

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