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

Examples of fly rod in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In this case, however, a simple red rubber bass bug on a fly rod did the trick during the light of day and frogs quickly filled a five gallon bucket. Bill Monroe, oregonlive, "Bill Monroe: Eat a frog, save a frog (or fish, pond turtle, etc.)," 5 Sep. 2020 My truck is always loaded with a fly rod and waders. Michael Herne, Outdoor Life, "The Everyman’s Approach to DIY Archery Elk Hunting," 14 Aug. 2020 In Montana, an ideal Sunday stroll is along a riverbank with a fly rod in hand. Amy Grisak, Popular Mechanics, "Grizzly Bears Are Returning to a Habitat Lost a Century Ago," 3 July 2020 While success rates have improved with more sophisticated equipment, keep that example in mind when choosing a fly rod and reel. Outdoor Life, "Beginner-friendly rods and reels to get you started fishing," 26 May 2020 However, anglers catch both species on a huge variety of lures, including many different kinds of plugs, spinners, spoons, soft plastic lures, and on a fly rod with bugs, streamers, and nymphs. Popular Science, "A beginner’s guide to freshwater fishing," 1 June 2020 The fly rod is never far away, but working a 9 to 5 certainly is. Drew Palmer, Outdoor Life, "50 Hunter Stereotypes from Every State," 15 May 2020 Here’s a quick guide to fly rod and reel combinations to help you. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Keys to Selecting a Fly Rod and Reel Combo," 2 Apr. 2020 On a fly rod at anything but medium-short distances, a Pistol Pete casts about as well as a wet cat. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, "The Best Flies for Catching Panfish," 12 Mar. 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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12 Sep 2020

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“Fly rod.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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