Definition of fly fishing noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


fly fishing

BrE BrE//ˈflaɪ fɪʃɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈflaɪ fɪʃɪŋ//
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the sport of fishing in a river or lake using an artificial fly at the end of the line to attract and catch the fish Culture The flies float on, or move just under, the surface of the water instead of sinking like worms, and are attractive to salmon and trout. Fly fishing requires a lot of skill, and it is considered a higher-class sport than using live bait.
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