from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In angling, same as drop-per, 4.
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He finished reeling in his line, hooked the drop-fly into the reel-guide, shifted his creel, buttoned on the landing-net, and quietly turned around and inspected Mrs. Dysart.
He tugs downwards and backwards, but too late; the drop-fly is fast wrapt in Ceratophyllum and Glyceria,