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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
1675-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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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
  • 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
  • Eventually I went to sleep and dreamed that I was hunting Mallards with a fly-rod baited with a stale doughnut.

    Highways in Hiding George Oliver Smith
  • 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
  • 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.

    Woodcraft and Camping George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)
  • For bait-fishing the fly-rod and click reel mentioned will answer, as the bait used is very light.

    Favorite Fish and Fishing James Alexander Henshall
  • 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.

    Field and Hedgerow Richard Jefferies
  • An artificial frog cast with a fly-rod or very light spinning-rod is also a favourite lure.

British Dictionary definitions for fly-rod

fly rod

a light flexible rod, now usually made of fibreglass or split cane, used in fly-fishing
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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