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fly rod

noun, Angling.
a light, extremely flexible fishing rod specially designed for use in fly-fishing.
Origin of fly rod
First recorded in 1675-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for fly rod
Historical Examples
  • A fly rod should be a foot longer and at least two ounces lighter.

    Outdoor Sports and Games

    Claude H. Miller
  • Fancy a man fishing with a float and sinker when he has a fly rod in his hand!

    The King in Yellow Robert W. Chambers
  • It occurred to me that he might be seriously considering the advisability of adopting a fly rod for use in his fishing business.

    Fish Stories Henry Abbott
  • We were on a pike-fishing excursion, and the fly rod was put into the dog-cart to provide bait for the party.

    Lines in Pleasant Places

    William Senior
  • 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.

    Lines in Pleasant Places

    William Senior
  • It is fascinating work and requires more delicacy in handling a fly rod than a bait rod.

  • 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.

  • The fly rod 'was precisely the resource of which my wounded nature stood in need.'

British Dictionary definitions for fly rod

fly rod

a light flexible rod, now usually made of fibreglass or split cane, used in fly-fishing
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