fly rod
noun Date: 1684 a light springy fishing rod used in fly casting • flyrodder noun

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  • Fly rod — Fly Fly, n.; pl. {Flies} (fl[imac]z). [OE. flie, flege, AS. fl[=y]ge, fle[ o]ge, fr. fle[ o]gan to fly; akin to D. vlieg, OHG. flioga, G. fliege, Icel. & Sw. fluga, Dan. flue. [root] 84. See {Fly}, v. i.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any winged insect; esp …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fly rod — fly′ rod n. spo a light fishing rod used for fly casting • Etymology: 1675–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • fly rod — noun a long flexible fishing rod used in fly fishing • Hypernyms: ↑fishing rod, ↑fishing pole * * * noun : a light springy rod used with a reel and a heavily oiled or treated line in fly casting * * * Angling. a light, extremely flexible fishing… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fly rod — fishing rod for casting a fly line. Longer and thinner than spinning rods, with more line guides and designed carefully for bending as the action determines how the line is cast. Originally split bamboo but now various plastic materials and… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fly rod — /ˈflaɪ rɒd/ (say fluy rod) noun a light, flexible rod used in fly fishing, usually made up in three pieces …   Australian English dictionary

  • fly rod — Angling. a light, extremely flexible fishing rod specially designed for use in fly fishing. [1675 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • fly rod — n. very long pliable fishing rod used in fly fishing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Fly rod building — is the art of constructing a fly fishing rod to match the performance desires of the individual angler. Many fly rod builders also adorn their own hand constructed fly rods with unique decorative thread wrappings and other distinguishing… …   Wikipedia

  • Bamboo fly rod — A bamboo fly rod or a split cane rod is a fly fishing rod that is made from bamboo also referred to as cane. With more than 1,000 different bamboo species and nearly a hundred different kinds, Tonkin Cane ( Arundinaria amabilis or Pseudosasa… …   Wikipedia

  • Fly fishing — in a river Fly fishing is an angling method in which an artificial fly is used to catch fish. The fly is cast using a fly rod, reel, and specialized weighted line. Casting a nearly weightless fly or lure requires casting techniques significantly… …   Wikipedia

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