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fly-tying Syllabification: fly-ty·ing

Definition of fly-tying in English:


The making of the artificial flies used in fly-fishing.
Example sentences
  • If he's into fly-tying, or if you think he might take to fly-fishing, there are endless gifts in that department.
  • It's a girl you love, it's fly-tying, it's a banjo - all the things that make you want to dance.
  • We would catch nymphs and take them home to study by my fly-tying table.

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