What’s in a name? The etymology of fly-fishing flies

Would a Woolly Bugger by any other name catch as many fish?

While some flies have become synonymous with the sport, the knowledge and history of these flies is often neglected by anglers. A fly’s name is often as important as the fly itself, it carries the legacy of its creator and represents his or her artistry as a fly tyer.

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