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  • n. Plural form of riffle.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of riffle.


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  • Swinging nymphs in the riffles is especially effective – be sure to try orange, sulphur-looking patterns.

    Wisconsin: Timber Coulee and Kickapoo Rivers "Smoking"

  • The shape generally suggests a mayfly nymph, and the fly can be especially productive in riffles or pools prior to a hatch.

    Hare's Ear

  • Warm water carries less oxygen than cold water, so when water temperatures get high, trout will congregate in riffles and in pools below tumbling water where the oxygen content is increased.

    The 20 Most Practical Flyfishing Tips

  • It was not entirely for the money that he undertook the laborious task of washing "riffles" and

    Mark Twain, a Biography — Volume I, Part 1: 1835-1866

  • Nailed to the bottom of the cradle were small cleats of wood, or "riffles," which kept the water from running so fast as to sweep the gold out of the cradle with it.

    Diggers in the Earth

  • Imagine a stream seventy yards broad divided by a pebbly island, running over seductive "riffles" and swirling into deep, quiet pools, where the good salmon goes to smoke his pipe after meals.

    American Notes

  • One would not suppose that atoms of gold and silver would float on top of six inches of water, but they did; and in order to catch them, coarse blankets were laid in the troughs, and little obstructing "riffles" charged with quicksilver were placed here and there across the troughs also.

    Roughing It

  • I was also able to pick up a copy of LX·MMX while I was over, a celebration of sixty years of that publication, which rifles (or do I mean 'riffles'?) their back catalogue for a collection of hits, misses and outright horrors

    Irish Blogs

  • "riffles," or pieces of wood, are placed to stop the metal as it flows along in the turbid rush of water.

    A Tramp's Notebook

  • On my river, the South Fork of the Snake, many anglers are boaters that fish the high banks while free floating, and they give me the riffles on the inside corners.

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