fly rod

noun

: a light springy fishing rod used in fly casting
flyrodder noun

Examples of fly rod in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Clearwater even took home the best value award in our fly rod test. Max Inchausti, Field & Stream, 30 May 2024 With that in mind, the best all-around smallmouth fly rod is a seven-weight. Joe Cermele, Outdoor Life, 23 May 2024 Nowadays a lot of people use tenkara telescoping fly rods. Katie Hill, Outdoor Life, 28 Feb. 2024 Along with the stories of incredible catches, like the day Smith’s charter landed three yellowfin tuna double-headers fishing off Miami or his angler who caught a swordfish on a fly rod, there is information on the tackle and tactics that Smith uses to catch those different species. Steve Waters, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 There are a number of misadventures, including times that Smith was impaled by hooks, the angler who turned Smith’s one-piece fly rod into a five-piece rod, running a boat to the Virgin Islands in tropical weather systems and returning to Florida from the Bahamas in 20-foot waves. Steve Waters, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 For decades, Arbogast even produced a version so small it could be cast on a fly rod. Joe Cermele, Field & Stream, 4 Jan. 2024 The lake is home to walleye, catfish, and yellow bass and stocked monthly from November to March with rainbow trout, so be sure to bring your fly rod. Outside Online, 1 Apr. 2021 The graphite fly rod is well suited to powerful casts delivering streamers, as well as precision placement of dry flies. Rob McDonald, Field & Stream, 13 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1684, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fly rod was in 1684

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“Fly rod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fly%20rod. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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