He uses a spinning-rod 11 feet long, or a fly-rod 14 feet long.
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.
Eventually I went to sleep and dreamed that I was hunting Mallards with a fly-rod baited with a stale doughnut.
On other occasions he had left Scotch, a fly-rod, sets of very expensive dry-flies, and dozens of pairs of silk socks.
It was a heavy fish—and Caleb had promised to teach him how to handle that fly-rod!
I hope no aesthetic devotee of the fly-rod will lay down the book in disgust when I confess to a weakness for frogging.
For bait-fishing the fly-rod and click reel mentioned will answer, as the bait used is very light.
The rod for the alternative methods is generally shorter and stiffer than the fly-rod, though made of like material.
There is a fly-rod in every house, almost every felt hat has gut and flies wound round it, and every one talks trout.
An artificial frog cast with a fly-rod or very light spinning-rod is also a favourite lure.