from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or art of manufacturing artificial flies and of mounting them on hooks for use in angling.


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  • We can hardly advise the angler to try fly-dressing on his own account.

    Scotch Loch-Fishing

  • "Halford as a fly-dresser," however, is a topic too big to handle in a chapter which merely aims at rambling recollections of him by the waterside, and indeed it can only be dealt with by a master in the art of fly-dressing.

    Lines in Pleasant Places Being the Aftermath of an Old Angler

  • The gentle writer, instead of giving directions about fly-dressing, calmly tells his readers to go and buy his flies at a little shop "near Powle's."

    Lost Leaders

  • The result of the fly-dressing would resemble a small blacking-brush, perhaps, but nothing entomological.

    Angling Sketches

  • Nowadays when we talk about fly-dressing we refer to it as clymu-plu - a direct translation from the English, but Emrys always used the correct Welsh word which is cawio.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • He was a perfectionist and his vast Welsh vocabulary when referring to the materials he used when fly-dressing was a treat to listen to.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • Recently a new Welsh book on fly-dressing, entitled Plu Stiniog (Blaenau Ffestiniog Flies), came off the press.

    WalesOnline - Home


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