flymaker

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

fly +‎ maker

Noun[edit]

flymaker (plural flymakers)

  1. One who makes artificial flies for use in fishing.
    • 1881, John Harrington Keene, The Practical Fisherman: Dealing with the Natural History, the Legendary Lore, the Capture of British Freshwater Fish, and Tackle and Tackle Making:
      Now the directions given are the basis as indicated of all artificial fly-making, and really but little can be here added to them with a view of further instructing the would-be flymaker.