fly rod

noun

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 fly rod (audio) \ noun

Examples of fly rod in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The old fisherman worked his way along the shore of the retirement home pond, stopping every few yards to make a few effortless, single backcast fly rod casts. Bill May, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 22 May 2021 Bring your bathing suit and your fly rod—you’ll find swimming holes at the bottom of waterfalls, and sections of the creek are designated for catch-and-release trout fishing. Outside Online, 17 May 2021 This is important to know because a good fly rod costs as much as a divorce. BostonGlobe.com, 4 May 2021 The ideal fly rod for hickory shad in Deer Creek and the Octoraro is a 9-foot, 5 weight. Bill May, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 10 Apr. 2021 Certainly landing a large bass on a fly rod is part skill, part planning. Steve Culton, Field & Stream, 9 Mar. 2021 At one of them the station’s commandant emerged from his gatehouse to check out our bikes and took a liking to my fly rod. Nate Matthews, Field & Stream, 7 Dec. 2020 For my part, the best of all smallmouth fishing is with the fly rod. A.j. Mcclane, Field & Stream, 24 Nov. 2020 Trying to bully a tarpon into coming within reach using just the delicate traceries of a fly rod is like choosing a Mazda Miata to tow an 18-wheeler. Richard Adams Carey, WSJ, 2 Oct. 2020

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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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“Fly rod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fly%20rod. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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