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  • I had a bamboo bass-rod, with a large reel: the captain had a light salmon-rod, with click reel.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 33, December, 1873

  • They seldom use a longer salmon-rod than 15 feet, and frequently kill the heavy trout of their lakes and rivers with delicate weapons of 8 and 9 feet.

    Lines in Pleasant Places Being the Aftermath of an Old Angler

  • Kingfisher, rigged his salmon-rod, put on two flies and began to cast.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Volume 11, No. 26, May, 1873

  • Indians tottered and staggered under green-curtained doolies; Kaffir boys guided spans of four and five and six mules drawing ambulances, like bakers 'vans; others walked beside waggons curling whips that would dwarf the biggest salmon-rod round the flanks of small-bodied, huge-horned oxen.

    From Capetown to Ladysmith An Unfinished Record of the South African War

  • The only guest who had chalked-out other sport for himself was the stanchest of anglers, Mr. Rose; but he too was there on his shelty, armed with his salmon-rod and landing-net, and attended by his Hinves, and Charlie Purdie, a brother of Tom, in those days the most celebrated fisherman of the district.

    Paras. 50-73

  • I omitted to mention that I am also the proprietor (at the same pawnbroker's where I bought my breeches-loader gun) of a very fine second-hand salmon-rod, a great bargain and immense value, with which I hope to be able to catch a great quantity of fishes.

    Baboo Jabberjee, B.A.

  • The only guest who had chalked out other sport for himself was the staunchest of anglers, Mr. Rose; but he too was there on his shelty, armed with his salmon-rod and landing-net, and attended by his humorous squire, Hinves, and Charlie Purdie, a brother of Tom, in those days the most celebrated fisherman of the district.

    Sir Walter Scott

  • Oh, yes, she looked sufficiently picturesque, standing there against the glow of the western skies, with the long salmon-rod in her right hand; but he was hardly prepared for what followed.

    Prince Fortunatus

  • The English country gentleman who now holds something the same position socially as the knight, is not a sportsman till he can use the breechloader with terrible effect at the pheasant-shoot, till he can wield the salmon-rod, or ride better than any Persian.

    Field and Hedgerow Being the Last Essays of Richard Jefferies

  • The only guest who had chalked out other sport for himself was the staunchest of anglers, Mr. Rose; but he too was there on his _shelty_, armed with his salmon-rod and landing-net, and attended by his humorous squire, Hinves, and Charlie Purdie, a brother of Tom, in those days the most celebrated fisherman of the district.

    Sir Walter Scott (English Men of Letters Series)

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