Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To fish using artificial flies for bait and usually a fly rod for casting.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A scorpænoid fish, Sebastichthys rhodochloris, with moderate scales, smooth cranial ridges, and pale blotches on the sides, surrounded by green shades. It is about a foot long, and is found in deep water off the coast of California.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To angle, using flies for bait.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To fish using a fly (fishing lure) as bait.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb fish with flies as lures

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Examples

  • I believe my Dad is in heaven, whatever heaven may be – whether that means his soul is still here on earth, or if there is an alternate plane of existence where he can eat cinnamon rolls and fly-fish all day – no one will know until we die ourselves.

    We, Who Need Such Great Mysteries | Her Bad Mother

  • I don't fly-fish personally, but I don't frown on them at all.

    Multi-Method Anglers Have More Fun

  • I created a monster when I taught my wife to fly-fish ... she took to it with gusto and now its nip and tuck as to who is the better fisher ... to her credit, when she does manage to out-fish me, she gives me that sweet smile and says: '"aww hon, its because I have an awesome teacher ..."

    Where Fishing and Romance Meet

  • There are rivers running through it where people in chest waders can fly-fish on a lunch break.

    Kirsten Dixon: 24 Hours In Anchorage, Alaska (PHOTOS)

  • I don't fly-fish, so my advice is for regular rod & reel.

    whats the best trout fishing line

  • Here in Kansas Bass and Panfish are the primary species I have opportunities to fly-fish for.

    Fly Fishing for Panfish and Bass

  • I usually fish long-thin trout creeks and streams in SW WI, so I have never needed to actually "fly-fish".

    New to "fly-fishing"?

  • Here in Kansas Bass and Panfish are the primary species I have opportunities to fly-fish for.

    Fly Fishing for Panfish and Bass

  • I created a monster when I taught my wife to fly-fish ... she took to it with gusto and now its nip and tuck as to who is the better fisher ... to her credit, when she does manage to out-fish me, she gives me that sweet smile and says: '"aww hon, its because I have an awesome teacher ..."

    Where Fishing and Romance Meet

  • I don't fly-fish, so my advice is for regular rod & reel.

    whats the best trout fishing line

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