fly casting


Definition of fly casting

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

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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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