fly fisherman


: an angler who uses the technique of fly-fishing

Examples of fly fisherman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2018, a German fly fisherman caught a leucistic sailfish there. Sage Marshall, Field & Stream, 29 Feb. 2024 This time around, the staff’s preparations included ordering new waders, the type of waterproof overalls worn by fly fishermen. Callie Holtermann, New York Times, 20 Sep. 2023 That’s because surface action is always what fly fishermen want, but the reality is that this kind of feeding is a luxury. Joe Cermele, Field & Stream, 10 May 2023 Even fly fisherman see changes all around them. Dinah Voyles Pulver, USA TODAY, 15 Dec. 2022 Mike Arenson, an avid fly fisherman. Jennifer Alsever, Fortune, 10 Dec. 2021 He’s been a fly fisherman since childhood, and it’s instilled important lessons that have spilled over into his personal and professional life. David James, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Oct. 2021 An early scene reveals her effectiveness as an underage accomplice when the two encounter a fly fisherman along a local stream. Justin Lowe, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 Jan. 2023 Tucker Carlson offered that his son was a good squash player and an excellent fly fisherman., 19 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fly fisherman was in 1886

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“Fly fisherman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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