fly casting


Definition of fly casting

: 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 As most spey casts are, these were two-handed throws, differing in that respect from modern single-handed fly casting. Star Tribune, "Restoring and casting centuries-old salmon rods helps keep pandemic at bay," 30 July 2020 The thought of fly casting for a fish that bears a superficial resemblance to a snake may be more than some purists can stomach. Robert D. Mcfadden, New York Times, "Nelson Bryant, ‘Supreme Chronicler’ of Outdoor Life, Dies at 96," 13 Jan. 2020 In addition to quick and easy access to fish, ponds offer a great opportunity to test new equipment, practice your fly casting or bring the whole family along for a picnic. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "If you don’t want to travel far to fish, try these five local hotspots | Idaho Statesman," 7 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of fly casting

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

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“Fly casting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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