fly·​ti·​er ˈflī-ˌtī(-ə)r How to pronounce flytier (audio)
: a person who makes flies for fishing

Examples of flytier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Zealous flytiers and obsessed hobbyists go to incredible lengths—searching online fly-tying forums, scouring eBay, paying exorbitant amounts—to obtain the iridescent and brightly colored feathers of exotic birds. Jessie Williamson, Outside Online, 25 Apr. 2018

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Word History


fly + tier (one that ties)

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flytier was in 1881

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Cite this Entry

“Flytier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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