To arm; provide with a pistol: They do not rod up or arm themselves (1940s+ Underworld)
But you can get your fly out thirty feet, and you can keep the tip of your rod up.
It took but a moment to get the line taut and the point of the rod up again.
Just a little line, now—a few inches will do—and keep the tip of your rod up.
When I want to use my signal, I strike that knob, and it forces a rod up into a little hole in the end of the signal.
I had to lift the rod up to keep the seat from turning and to hold my footing on the slippery floor.
We have only to thrust a rod up through that, and it will tell our tale.