- a light, extremely flexible fishing rod specially designed for use in fly-fishing.
Origin of fly rod
First recorded in 1675–85
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Examples from the Web for fly rod
He uses a spinning-rod 11 feet long, or a fly-rod 14 feet long.Through Finland in Carts
Ethel Brilliana Alec-Tweedie
I need hardly say that fish are not to be lifted out of the water with a fly-rod.
It was a heavy fish—and Caleb had promised to teach him how to handle that fly-rod!Then I'll Come Back to You</p>
Some of those efforts—with rod and gun—are recorded in Wild Spain, and we purpose attempting no more—whether with pen or fly-rod.Unexplored Spain
On other occasions he had left Scotch, a fly-rod, sets of very expensive dry-flies, and dozens of pairs of silk socks.The Ambulance Made Two Trips
William Fitzgerald Jenkins
- a light flexible rod, now usually made of fibreglass or split cane, used in fly-fishing
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