View Full Version : Fishing Terminology 101 (for new fishermen)

09-24-2009, 11:48 PM
Ten common fishing terms explained:

Catch and Release – (1) A conservation-minded notion that happens most often right before the local Fish and Game officer pulls over a boat that has caught over its limit. (2) The thing you tell your fishing buddies you’re “really into” after you get skunked fishing.

Hook - (1) A curved piece of metal used to catch fish. (2) A clever advertisement to entice a fisherman to spend his live savings on a new rod and reel. (3) The punch administered by said fisherman's wife after he spends their life savings (see also, Right Hook, Left Hook).

Line - Something you give your co-workers when they ask on Monday how your fishing went the past weekend.

Lure - An object that is semi-enticing to fish, but will drive an angler into such a frenzy that he will charge his credit card to the limit before exiting the tackle shop.

Reel – (1) A weighted object that causes a rod to sink quickly when dropped overboard. (2) An item that, no matter how good it’s still working, is likely to be replaced by another one at the very next “good sale” on one.

Rod – (1) An attractively painted length of fiberglass that keeps an angler from ever getting too close to a fish. (2) A highly conductive material that fishermen tend to wave around in the sky, even when there is a threat of lightening (see also, grounding rod).

School – (1) A grouping in which fish are taught to avoid your $29.99 lures and hold out for hotdog instead. (2) The place where young men risk life and limb to avoid while trying to sneak out and go fishing.

Tackle – (1) What your last catch did to you as you reeled him in, but just before he wrestled free and jumped back overboard. (2) What your wife will likely do to you when she finds out that you planned a fishing trip on - her birthday, your anniversary, Christmas and while she is giving birth to your child.

Tackle Box – (1) A box shaped alarmingly like your comprehensive first aid kit. Only a tackle box contains many sharp objects, so that when you reach in the wrong box blindly to get a Band Aid, you soon find that you need more than one. (2) Magical boxes which fishermen use that seem to fill themselves to overflowing within one week, forcing you to purchase another one.

Test - (1) The amount of strength a fishing line affords an angler when fighting fish in a specific weight range. (2) A measure of your creativity in blaming "that darn line" for once again losing the fish. (3) The thing you skipped in school, to go fishing instead.

Common lingo between fishermen:
























Hope this is helpful to all of the newbies. :D

09-26-2009, 03:11 PM
terms made me think i was in Wisconsin. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

09-26-2009, 03:13 PM
er :-[ lingo i mean. :) :) :)

09-26-2009, 04:11 PM
That was great Mr Dog, I liked it a lot. Thanks. ;D