spinning rod


Definition of spinning rod

: a light flexible fishing rod used with a spinning reel

Examples of spinning rod in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This spinning rod and reel combo is just right for left or right anglers, but this one isn’t ideal for deep sea fishing trips. Micolette Davis, Chron, 1 June 2021 Start with a 6- to 7-foot medium weight casting or spinning rod and matching reel spooled with 12-pound monofilament or braid. Bill May, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 22 May 2021 Galbraith said the fish was caught around an artificial fish structure in about 25 feet of water using a spinning rod combo and six-pound test line. Matt Williams, Dallas News, 22 May 2021 From the everything-old-is-new-again department at Charlie Brewer’s Slider Company comes a facsimile edition of the original spinning rod the founder used in the formative stages of finesse fishing. Colin Moore, Field & Stream, 19 Nov. 2020 Moore fishes with a 28-inch spinning rod and 4-pound line. Andrew Pegman, Field & Stream, 27 Oct. 2020 Traditional weathervanes usually consist of a compass directional, a free-spinning rod, and a decorative cap, often in the form of a farm animal. Michael Pollick, chicagotribune.com, 19 Sep. 2020 As in most inshore fishing, the best stick for this action is a 7-foot medium light spinning rod and 2500 to 3000 size reel and 10-pound-test braid. Frank Sargeant, al, 5 Jan. 2020 My fishing setup was a medium Shimano Curado spinning rod with a Shimano Ultegra 2500. Todd Masson, NOLA.com, 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of spinning rod

1870, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of spinning rod was in 1870

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10 Jun 2021

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“Spinning rod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spinning%20rod. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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