Definition of dry fly in English:

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dry fly

Pronunciation: /ˈdrīˌflī/


An artificial fishing fly that is made to float lightly on the water.
Example sentences
  • The dry fly acts as a float would in coarse fishing and clearly shows a take as it is gets pulled under.
  • For most of my river fishing I use a rod with a floating line and a nine foot leader together with a selection of artificial dry flies that have barbless hooks.
  • It is funny how fishing dry flies can make people strike at every sign of movement around the fly; I am hardly one to criticise this, for I too am rather quick on the strike.


Fish using a dry fly.

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Syllabification: dry fly

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