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Definition of grey drake in English:


1The greyish gravid female of certain mayflies.
  • Genus Ephemera, family Ephemeridae
Example sentences
  • Green and grey drakes were hatching profusely, right along with Hexagenias - all huge, elegant, juicy trout meals.
  • The gray drakes were hatching in the shallows, and fish - some big - were rising steadily.
  • The grey drakes are in the family Siphlonuridae and can be found in faster water.
1.1An artificial fishing fly that imitates the grey drake.
Example sentences
  • Fly Fishing Manager Tony Mort of Orvis Chicago suggests having plenty of Hendricksons, BWOs, caddis, and grey drakes when dry fly-fishing in Michigan.
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