The meaning of, well I don't have a Webster handy, but I'll give you my meaning in these few lines.
The timeless simple beauty of a delicate Catskill dry fly, as it sits near a wet fly, perhaps of English heritage, a workhorse for sure.
Several patterns created by one of fly fishing's inovators. Fran Betters flies appear to be a bit rough, but where ever a trout swims, and a Betters pattern floats, a connection will take place.
A book written by Joe Bates, which I and many who fish and tie streamers, consider to be the bible of streamer flies. Along with a few classic irons from Ray Bergman.
Classic beauty for sure...... Streamers, Carrie Stevens patterns.
Classic's for years. I have enjoyed these over the years. And perhaps a few of these have graced the tables, or the stones along side fishing camps.
Can any of the above be placed along side a 1955 Corvette, a Colt 45, or a Frank Sinatra album, and be equal..... Yes, in my world.