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flyfishing click to hear : flyfishing

Fishing method that consists of delicately placing an artificial fly on or in the water; it simulates a real insect landing to attract fish.
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artificial fly click to hear : artificial fly

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).

tail click to hear : tail

Feathers resembling a winged insect’s tail.

tip click to hear : tip

Silver thread at the butt end of the fly.

butt click to hear : butt

Material (wool) that is wound around part of the fly to make it thicker and hence more attractive.

fishhook click to hear : fishhook

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.

body click to hear : body

Thread wrapped around the shaft of a fishhook to resemble a winged insect’s body.

ribbing click to hear : ribbing

Gold or silver thread wrapped around the body of the fly; it imitates the stripes on a winged insect.

joint click to hear : joint

Point where the two parts of the fly meet.

hackle click to hear : hackle

Rooster feathers used to imitate a winged insect’s feet and neck.

head click to hear : head

Part resembling a winged insect’s head.

shoulder click to hear : shoulder

Base of a feather resembling a winged insect’s shoulder.

cheek click to hear : cheek

Feathers resembling a winged insect’s side.

topping click to hear : topping

Feathers resembling a winged insect’s back.

wing click to hear : wing

Feathers resembling an insect’s wing.

veil click to hear : veil

Feathers resembling the underside of an insect’s wing.