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Fishing rod   /fˈɪʃɪŋ rɑd/   Listen
Fishing rod

A rod of wood or steel or fiberglass that is used in fishing to extend the fishing line.  Synonym: fishing pole.

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"Fishing rod" Quotes from Famous Books

... bad luck," he resumed. "But that really wasn't what I wanted to tell you about. I had brought a fishing rod and outfit, and on Sunday I took a car and drove out along the Bayonne Road until I came to your bridge over that river—the Lesque I find it is. I told the chap to come back for me at six, and I walked down the river and did a bit of prospecting. ...
— The Pit Prop Syndicate • Freeman Wills Crofts

... different and conflicting authorities, so that was a brave day's work. About two a huge tree fell within sixty paces of our house; a little after, a second went; and we sent out boys with axes and cut down a third, which was too near the house, and buckling like a fishing rod. At dinner we had the front door closed and shuttered, the back door open, the lamp lit. The boys in the cook-house were all out at the cook- house door, where we could see them looking in and smiling. ...
— Vailima Letters • Robert Louis Stevenson

... can pick out a fish or so. I see a dry quaking asp lying here that some fellow has left, and I'll just try it myself. You know, get a quaking-asp pole that's dry and hasn't been dead too long, it's the lightest and springiest natural fishing rod that grows. The tip is strong enough, if it hasn't rotted, and she handles almost as good as a boughten rod. Now Rob, you lead my horse on down, and I'll try it along ...
— The Young Alaskans on the Missouri • Emerson Hough

... of mine, an enthusiastic angler, who comes here, was going down to the river to fish, you showed the greatest interest in what was going on. The fishing tackle seemed so familiar to you that my friend put a fishing rod into your hand and you went with him to the river. I do not myself care for angling, and I was at the time very busy with a picture, but I could not resist the temptation to follow you. You skipped into the punt ...
— Aylwin • Theodore Watts-Dunton

... reader of his novels, is lepidoptery—the science of butterflies. He collects butterflies with exceeding ardour. But then, he is a good deal of an outdoor man. He knows horses and books; he has been known to hunt; he has been seen with a fishing rod ...
— When Winter Comes to Main Street • Grant Martin Overton

Words linked to "Fishing rod" :   tackle, fishing gear, fly rod, fishing pole, fishing rig, rig, rod, spinning rod, fishing tackle, reel, stock

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