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 \ noun

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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 Try a 4-weight fly rod setup with clouser minnows also. Mark Blythe,, "Central Florida fishing forecast: June 29," 27 June 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 By Kyle Green Landing fish on a fly rod, from a float tube and without a net took a little practice. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "He hadn't touched a fly rod in years, but he kicked bass in this elite fishing tourney," 19 June 2018 Meanwhile, Vic Gaspeny was busy fighting a dolphin on his 10-weight fly rod and Barron was casting a live pilchard on another spinning rod. Steve Waters, miamiherald, "“Mahi Madness:” Some tips on taking advantage of Dolphin fishing in the Florida Keys | Miami Herald," 18 May 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 In 1947, Kreh purchased his first fly rod and reel — a Pflueger Medalist — at Tochterman’s, on Eastern Avenue. Mike Klingaman,, "Marylander Lefty Kreh, a Hall of Famer and world-renowned ambassador of fishing, dead at 93," 14 Mar. 2018 Along with her husband, Rick, Williams has traveled the world with a fly rod in hand. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "Five Idaho anglers you should know — with go-to lures and favorite spots | Idaho Statesman," 6 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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