American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A long flexible fishing rod used in fly-fishing.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rod used by anglers in fly-fishing. Fly-rods are made generally in three pieces, the butt, second joint, and tip, and are very light and flexible. There are two or more rings on each joint, through which the line runs from the tip to the reel. The best rods have butts made of bamboo split lengthwise in strips, which are then glued and bound together, preserving as much as possible the hard enamel or outer part, the softer inner substance being cut away. The second joint and tip are made of the best selected lancewood. In size the best trout-rods are from 10½ to 11½ feet long, and weigh from 8 to 10 ounces. The reef is placed behind the handle, near the end of the butt. Fly-rods are also made of steel.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a light fishing rod used in angling with a fly.
- n. a long flexible fishing rod used in fly fishing
Sorry, no example sentences found.
These user-created lists contain the word ‘fly rod’.
A broad list of words and phrases describing schemes and devices, from ancient to modern, that humans have devised to catch or harvest our underwater friends.
Looking for tweets for fly rod.