In the morning I was anxious to try this lower lake with the fly rod, though warned by the farmer that it was of little use.
A fly rod should be a foot longer and at least two ounces lighter.
The fly rod 'was precisely the resource of which my wounded nature stood in need.'
We were on a pike-fishing excursion, and the fly rod was put into the dog-cart to provide bait for the party.
Fancy a man fishing with a float and sinker when he has a fly rod in his hand!
It is fascinating work and requires more delicacy in handling a fly rod than a bait rod.
It occurred to me that he might be seriously considering the advisability of adopting a fly rod for use in his fishing business.
With the fly rod he was very skilful, and he would occasionally steal a few days' holiday to indulge in trout or salmon fishing.
He thinks Ill learn to handle a fly rod after awhile, and I have hope; besides I am learning to cultivate all the virtues.