Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The art or practice of angling for fish with a rod and natural or artificial flies as lures.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of fly fishing.

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  • noun angling with an artificial fly as a lure

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Examples

  • A nearby lake is known as a fly-fishing haven for many, but some will pass that one to go to this 125-acre lake where gas boats are prohibited.

    The Seattle Times

  • At Sandringham, Grandpapa took the boys hunting pheasant and grouse, while Charles took care to teach them the finer points of fly-fishing for salmon and sea trout on the river Dee at Balmoral.

    William and Kate

  • I was new to fly-fishing last year and Orvis and Cabela's were a big help.

    New to fly fishing

  • Arthur Camden cherishes his hereditary membership in the Hanover Street Fly Casters, a fictitious fly-fishing group founded in 1878 by his great-grandfather and 11 other patrician businessmen.

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  • I was new to fly-fishing last year and Orvis and Cabela's were a big help.

    New to fly fishing

  • He spent time in Europe and Aspen, and while in Chile fly-fishing, he heard about an opportunity that lured him back to business three months earlier than he had planned: His friend Gary Friedman became CEO of then-troubled Restoration Hardware.

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  • Giving such a dueling policy speech was something of a first for a just-stepped-down vice president, a role that is generally supposed to entail a comfortably obscure retirement spent fly-fishing and attending rubber-chicken fund-raisers.

    The Longest War

  • I predict Sarah Palin will book a fly-fishing trip but will decline an offer to appear in the Women in Waders calendar.

    Fly Fishing Predictions for 2010

  • He and his wife had a summer home in the Adirondacks, where in the brief vacations his career permitted him he indulged his admitted fondness for fly-fishing, and for the recreation few people outside his family knew he enjoyed: bird-watching.

    O: A Presidential Novel

  • I predict Sarah Palin will book a fly-fishing trip but will decline an offer to appear in the Women in Waders calendar.

    Fly Fishing Predictions for 2010

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