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fly rod

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noun Angling.
  1. a light, extremely flexible fishing rod specially designed for use in fly-fishing.
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Origin of fly rod

First recorded in 1675–85
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rod

Examples from the Web for fly rod

Historical Examples

  • 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!

  • 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

    Abel Chapman

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for fly rod

fly rod

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