fly rod


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Dave’s birthday gift the next year was a rusty, warped bamboo fly rod and reel that his father had bought in a pawnshop. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, 2 Jan. 2023 Larry Wirth, a member of the Southeast Wisconsin chapter of Trout Unlimited, helped Austin learn a handful of fly rod techniques. Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 16 Oct. 2022 Bring a fly rod and an inflatable paddleboard and hike 2.5 miles to Taggart and Bradley Lakes, a pair of small, glacier-fed ponds that offer some of the most incredible views of the Tetons. Graham Averill, Outside Online, 1 Aug. 2022 The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks has three divisions: rod and reel, fly rod and trophy. Brian Broom, USA TODAY, 12 Aug. 2022 One of the first things Hunt did upon arrival was buy a fly rod with the hopes of fishing for salmon. Josh Reed, Anchorage Daily News, 15 July 2022 Bring your canoe or inner tube for a chill float or your fly rod to face off against the Niobrara’s plentiful carp and catfish. The Editors, Outside Online, 12 July 2021 Grab a fly rod and head southeast to the alpine lakes teeming with trout in the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness, then spend the night at its campground (from $8). The Editors, Outside Online, 18 Aug. 2020 Catching a fish the size of a small person with a willowy fly rod and a fly the size of your thumb is no easy matter. Washington Post, 23 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Fly rod.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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