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Difference between Flyfish and Flying fish


1. (used as a verb) angle with a hook baited with (artificial) flies:

  • There are many videos and classes around to teach you how to flyfish in very little time.

2. (used as a noun) a California fish (Sebastichthys rhodochloris), having brilliant colors:

  • We went on fishing and I was the one with the best fish luck, I caught a flyfish on the hook.

flying fishfishes, chiefly of tropical seas, capable of leaving the water and moving some distance through the air:

  • Every now and then a flying fish would spark out from the unruffled bosom of the heaving water.