from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An artificial fly used in fishing that floats on the surface of the water when cast.
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- n. A fly used in fly fishing, designed to float in or on the surface of the water
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- n. a fly (fisherman's lure) that skims the surface of the water
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Jack showed us how to use the dry fly on undercut bank browns in the Gibbon: Dan Bailey’s well-tied, stiff-hackled, all-purpose No. 12 Adams, vintage 1945.