fly casting

noun

: the casting of artificial flies in fly-fishing or as a competitive sport

Examples of fly casting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Activities will include an intro to archery, BB gun shooting, fish and animal identification, fly casting, minnow races, a backyard bass casting game, duck calling, instruction on how to set up a campsite, camp cooking, youth education stations and more. Brent Frazee, Kansas City Star, 24 Jan. 2024 Out-of-the-box offerings include fire making, sound baths, and fly casting. Lauren Dana Ellman, Travel + Leisure, 18 Jan. 2024 That is one of the most essential rudiments to successful fly casting. Bryan Hendricks, Arkansas Online, 30 July 2023 This means that traditional methods of fly casting are based around the behavior and functionality of a floating line. Joe Cermele, Outdoor Life, 6 July 2023 Eventually the club also will open a 1.5-acre fly casting pond stocked with striped bass. Matt Villano, SFChronicle.com, 14 Oct. 2020 Fly Fishing Area with the Michigan Fly Fishing Club gives guests a free chance at fly casting lessons, and nonstop fly tying demonstrations. Chandra Fleming, Detroit Free Press, 11 Jan. 2023 The gentle motion of fly casting provides good physical therapy for increasing mobility in the arm and upper body after surgery or radiation. Jane Hanson, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2022 This year, the 18-year-old, soon-to-be-sophomore at the University of Washington competed in four events, winning three of them, including the breaking of her own fly casting distance record with a 165 foot toss! oregonlive, 3 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fly casting was circa 1889

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“Fly casting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fly%20casting. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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