Definition of fly

An artificial bait made of feathers, string, yarn, beads and other material tied to a hook and made to imitate baitfish, crawfish, worms, and insects at various stages of development. Associated with fly fishing, but can be used with other types of tackle.

Variations of the term fly

• bug
• nymph
• streamer
• caddis
• dry fly
• wet fly

How to use fly in a sentence

I fly fish for panfish and never have to worry about keeping bait alive.