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Definition of "dry-fly" [dry-fly]

  • In angling, an artificial fly intended to float on the surface of the water like the natural insect. Also called floating fly. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "dry-fly" in a sentence
  • "Meanwhile, know the color problem pertains just as much to dry-fly fishing for trout, for example, as it does to bass fishing with soft plastics or anything else."
  • "Dermestid beetle larvae, which very possibly have been chomping away on your expensive dry-fly necks during long months of storage."
  • "The Lower Sac is red-hot right now for big rainbows, with rubberleg stones and caddis pupae producing the most fish, and increasing dry-fly action just before dark."