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dry fly

n.
An artificial fly used in fishing that floats on the surface of the water when cast.

dry fly

n
(Angling) angling
a. an artificial fly designed and prepared to be floated or skimmed on the surface of the water
b. (as modifier): dry-fly fishing.
Compare wet fly
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Noun1.dry fly - a fly (fisherman's lure) that skims the surface of the water
fly - fisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect
wet fly - fisherman's fly that floats under the surface of the water
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Plenty of good hatches this week of small black midge allowed dry fly anglers to tempt trout at the surface with excellent sport on the dry-fly only Hangman's Lake.
When dry-fly fishing for sewin I think a slight movement of the artificial fly could cause the sewin to hit the fly - could it be a feeding imprint from its younger days of feeding on the stonefly.
Dry-fly fishing, probably the ultimate in skill and excitement, comes into its own at this time of the year.
Whiting, 43, immediately went to work to raise feathers in 1989, when he had the opportunity to purchase the dry-fly hackle gene pool of Oregon-based breeder Henry Hoffman.
The Doxford, Cuthbert and Hangman lakes at Sharpley Springs are all fishing well with plenty of top-of-thewater action and splendid dry-fly sport.
The team then gathered around the Youth Team Coach, Paul Jenkins, who gave them a marvellous presentation on how to fish the dry-fly from a boat.
Opening the spring hatches to angling turned the McKenzie into a March mecca for fly-fishers, because it provides one of the earliest opportunities for outstanding dry-fly fishing in the western United States.
There also are some periods of incredible dry-fly fishing, when even the heaviest trout cruise the outside edges of weed lines to feeding on midges.
A small nymph needs to be placed at around the mid depth of the river, with a highly visible dry-fly floating on top of the water.