Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who angles with flies as lures.
“He flourished it about and flung it forth as a fly-fisher flings his line.”
“An ardent bird watcher, devoted nature conservationist and fly-fisher, Paulson has an image that is quite apart from that of a typical Wall Street honcho.”
“Here he amused himself with angling in the Wandle, having been a good fly-fisher in former days, and learning now to practise with his left hand what he could no longer pursue as a solitary diversion.”
“It was an understood thing for years that there was no sport for the fly-fisher with the trout at Wakatipu, but that theory has died out, for the very simple reason that the facts have altered.”
“Of the two races _Salmo trutta_ alone is of much use to the fly-fisher.”
“_ -- The only other member of the salmon family in England which gives much sport to the fly-fisher is the grayling, a fish which possesses the recommendation of rising well in winter.”
“_Hal_ -- Whilst you are preparing I will mention a circumstance which every accomplished fly-fisher ought to know.”
“A distinctive suit for fishing is money well spent; and the fly-fisher especially requires something more than the commonplace cut of jacket.”
“I have known a fly-fisher wretched for a whole day because he had not brought the bit of indiarubber with which he was in the habit of straightening out his cast; and a roach-fisher refuse to be comforted because his plummet was not.”
“As regards the Query touching the possibility of my memory being treacherous respecting the colour of the bird, after a lapse of twenty-five years, more faith will be placed therein on my stating that I am an old fly-fisher, making my own flies: and that no strange bird ever came to hand without undergoing a searching scrutiny as to colour and texture of the feathers, with the view of converting it to fishing purposes.”
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