fly rod


Definition of fly rod

: a light springy fishing rod used in fly casting

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Other Words from fly rod

flyrodder \ ˈflī-​ˌrä-​dər How to pronounce flyrodder (audio) \ noun

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Try your hand at weaving a fish weir or craft a split bamboo fly rod. Maysoon Khan,, "Lowell Folk Festival is a melting pot of cultures," 18 July 2019 Ditch conventional gear and use a fly rod, just to ramp up a challenging task to next-level lunacy. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Toothy air show wows as local guide fly-fishes for mako sharks," 12 July 2019 Her girlfriend, Julia, who grew up fly-fishing in Colorado, bought her a fly rod as a gift. Jesse Pearson,, "Fly fishing for ‘sewer salmon’ in the L.A. River," 11 July 2019 The state record for muskie using a fly rod measured 57 inches, caught on Mille Lacs Lake in 2015. Forum News Service, Twin Cities, "Possible world record muskie boated and released in Mille Lacs Lake," 29 June 2019 Several companies, including Orvis, St. Croix and Bass Pro Shops, now offer specialized bass fly rods, which are typically slighter shorter than 8 feet with a relatively stiff spine and tip. Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAY, "Bass on the Fly: Your gear guide for tackling this new take on bass fishing," 10 June 2019 Advanced anglers can pair Scott’s workhorse Meridian 9-foot 8-weight fly rod ($865, with a Nautilus CCF-X2 Model 6/8 reel ($445, John Clarke, WSJ, "The New Fishing Vessel of Choice? Stand-Up Paddleboards," 15 Aug. 2018 Most fly rod cases are technical and logo-heavy; this thing is classic and pure. Michael Williams, GQ, "These Are the New Dad Status Symbols to Buy This Father’s Day," 13 June 2018 Powerful, ocean-run steelhead are a blast to catch on crankbaits, jigs or a fly rod. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "You know about perch, bass. But you also should try catching walleye, tiger trout. | Idaho Statesman," 19 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of fly rod

1684, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fly rod was in 1684

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