fly-fish·​ing ˈflī-ˌfi-shiŋ How to pronounce fly-fishing (audio)
variants or fly fishing
: a method of fishing in which an artificial fly is cast by use of a fly rod, a reel, and a relatively heavy oiled or treated line
fly-fish intransitive verb
or fly fish

Examples of fly-fishing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to building houses for the disadvantaged around the world, the Carters also shared a mutual love for bird-watching and fly-fishing, even building a fly-fishing pond on their Georgia property. Bill Hutchinson, ABC News, 19 Nov. 2023 Go fly-fishing or learn about fly-fishing at the fly-fishing museum. Curbed Staff, Curbed, 17 Nov. 2023 The work was a bizarre mixture of utter boredom (fly-fishing data transfer) and exhilaration. Ben Lerner, Harper's Magazine, 3 Nov. 2023 And, deeper wax, there’s a place in fly-fishing for magic and intuition. Darrell Kunitomi, Los Angeles Times, 19 Oct. 2023 Between sleigh rides, dog sledding, fat biking, winter fly-fishing, and wandering along a snow-laden historic Main Street, this town has something for everyone. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Travel + Leisure, 28 Sep. 2023 Hauser also took his son on a fly-fishing trip in October 2017. Francesca Gariano, Peoplemag, 20 Sep. 2023 Such was the renown of the Cowichan River, flowing east on Canada’s Vancouver Island, that its fly-fishing conditions were posted in fishing clubs in London. Norimitsu Onishi, New York Times, 30 Aug. 2023 Besides the Birds Both Paws Up and Green O offer a huge array of other outdoor activities, including horseback riding, rappelling, and guided fly-fishing for experienced anglers as well as those just learning to cast. Alexandra Marvar, Travel + Leisure, 27 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1653, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fly-fishing was in 1653

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“Fly-fishing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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