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Fishing method that consists of delicately placing an artificial fly on or in the water; it simulates a real insect landing to attract fish.
Arrangement of thread and feathers attached to a fishhook that imitates a winged insect; it can be cast over the water (dry fly) or into the water (wet fly).
Feathers resembling a winged insect’s tail.
Silver thread at the butt end of the fly.
Material (wool) that is wound around part of the fly to make it thicker and hence more attractive.
Metal hook of variable size attached to the end of float tackle and baited with a natural or artificial lure intended to catch a fish.
Thread wrapped around the shaft of a fishhook to resemble a winged insect’s body.
Gold or silver thread wrapped around the body of the fly; it imitates the stripes on a winged insect.
Point where the two parts of the fly meet.
Rooster feathers used to imitate a winged insect’s feet and neck.
Part resembling a winged insect’s head.
Base of a feather resembling a winged insect’s shoulder.
Feathers resembling a winged insect’s side.
Feathers resembling a winged insect’s back.
Feathers resembling an insect’s wing.
Feathers resembling the underside of an insect’s wing.