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A cylindrical surface or solid, all of whose sections perpendicular to the elements are elliptical.
Resembling a cylinder.


(Mathematics) a cylinder with an elliptical cross section
resembling a cylinder


(ˈsɪl ɪnˌdrɔɪd)

1. a solid having the form of a cylinder, esp. one with an elliptical, as opposed to a circular, cross section.
2. resembling a cylinder.
[1655–65; < Greek kylindroeidḗs cylinderlike. See cylinder, -oid]
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He'd edited out the first part of the double Spey cast, and probably a false cast that I often throw in to set myself up for the final delivery.
Give it more distance with a false cast, and you can cover a much wider area.
Should he hit a stone on a false cast, or hook an overhead branch, he should immediately inspect both fly and leader as a damaged hook would allow a fish to kick off with ease.
I could pick the fly up and recast without a second false cast.
If you want to make a false cast, make a backcast just as the line straightens out in front of you (before it unrolls completely and begins to drop; remember, the line should not have any slack in it).
When the waiting got too long, an angler would move to the starboard side, false cast toward the bow on the forward cast and throw the line out on the backcast.
5 feet) allow us to pick up our large flies, false cast, and shoot quickly.
Make your false cast, throwing as much fly line as possible outside the rod tip with a controlled loop aimed at your target.
But he insists that, in the right hands, fly rods are deadlier for tailing fish because he can false cast until he gets the fish and the fly into common trajectory.