spinning rod


: a light flexible fishing rod used with a spinning reel

Examples of spinning rod in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Given that the average Atlantic sail will weight 50 to 80 pounds, they can be fought on lighter spinning rods instead of the cumbersome tackle often employed by marlin anglers. Joe Cermele, Field & Stream, 9 Nov. 2023 The rod butt is adjustable to fit any size baitcasting or spinning rod. Ric Burnley, Field & Stream, 25 Oct. 2023 The best fishing rod option that’s effective in many situations and scenarios is arguably a spinning rod. Rob McDonald, Field & Stream, 13 Sep. 2023 Renfro was using a spinning rod rigged with a V&M Baby Swamp Hawg soft-plastic lure. Dac Collins, Outdoor Life, 14 Mar. 2022 Today most of us prefer spinning rods for such work, and to me, a simple worm flip-flopping in the current looks bare-naked. Will Ryan, Field & Stream, 5 July 2023 An ultra-light spinning rod in the 5- to 6-foot range is ideal. Joe Cermele, Field & Stream, 20 Feb. 2023 Most fishermen are using a long spinning rod and 6- to 8-pound test line, and split shot to weigh down a variety of offerings. D'arcy Egan, cleveland, 2 Dec. 2022 With a few dozen nightcrawlers picked from the back yard, a couple of red-and-white Erie Dearie in-line spinners and a medium-weight spinning rod and reel, anglers of every stripe were armed for a day on Lake Erie. cleveland, 7 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spinning rod was in 1870

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“Spinning rod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spinning%20rod. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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