A fly rod should be a foot longer and at least two ounces lighter.
Fancy a man fishing with a float and sinker when he has a fly rod in his hand!
It occurred to me that he might be seriously considering the advisability of adopting a fly rod for use in his fishing business.
We were on a pike-fishing excursion, and the fly rod was put into the dog-cart to provide bait for the party.
In the morning I was anxious to try this lower lake with the fly rod, though warned by the farmer that it was of little use.
It is fascinating work and requires more delicacy in handling a fly rod than a bait rod.
With the fly rod he was very skilful, and he would occasionally steal a few days' holiday to indulge in trout or salmon fishing.
He thinks Ill learn to handle a fly rod after awhile, and I have hope; besides I am learning to cultivate all the virtues.
The fly rod 'was precisely the resource of which my wounded nature stood in need.'