Origin of fish pole
An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for fish pole
I answered “Yes,” and, shouldering my fish-pole, started off across-lots.
A fish-pole is a great help in learning that necessary lesson.The Spring of the Year
Dallas Lore Sharp
Bob explained why they took the boat, and paid the rental for it, and for the fish-pole.
Well take a fish-pole and a boat from the boat-house and catch a breakfast!
He carried a fish-pole in one hand, a navy-blue cap in the other.The Cinder Pond
Carroll Watson Rankin