fly-fish|ing «FLY FIHSH ihng», noun.
fishing with natural or artificial flies as bait.

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  • 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-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-cast — fly′ cast v. i. cast, cast•ing hua spo to fish with a fly rod and an artificial fly as a lure, casting the fly with a whiplike motion of the rod and a length of line pulled from the reel before the cast • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • fly — I [[t]flaɪ[/t]] v. flew, for11, 19, flied, flown, fly•ing, 1) to move through the air using wings 2) to be carried through the air or through space by any force or agency 3) to float or flutter in the air: flags flying in the breeze[/ex] 4) aer.… …   From formal English to slang

  • Fishing fly — Fishing Fish ing, a. [From {Fishing}, n.] Pertaining to fishing; used in fishery; engaged in fishing; as, fishing boat; fishing tackle; fishing village. [1913 Webster] {Fishing fly}, an artificial fly for fishing. {Fishing line}, a line used in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flying fish — fly′ing fish n. ich any of several warm water marine fishes of the family Exocoetidae, noted for winglike fins that enable it to glide for some distance after leaping from the water • Etymology: 1505–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • Flying fish — Flying Fly ing, a. [From {Fly}, v. i.] Moving in the air with, or as with, wings; moving lightly or rapidly; intended for rapid movement. [1913 Webster] {Flying army} (Mil.) a body of cavalry and infantry, kept in motion, to cover its own… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flying fish — Fly ing fish (Zo[ o]l.) A fish which is able to leap from the water, and fly a considerable distance by means of its large and long pectoral fins. These fishes belong to several species of the genus {Exoc[oe]tus}, and are found in the warmer… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flyfishing — fly|fish|ing [ˈflaıˌfıʃıŋ] n [U] the sport of fishing in a river or lake with special hooks that are made to look like flies …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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