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    Default Re: Fishing Terminology

    Grunion Run : a batch of novice fishermen all hitting the water together for the first time. Usually occurs right after a group casting class. Often seen carpooling.
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    Freestone river : a peach of a stream

    Vegetarian : old Native American term for a poor hunter or fisherman.
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    I can't bring myself to read the whole thread to see if these were added but...........

    Sweep - drawing up your line in the first stage of a Spey cast.
    Poke - a very useful Spey casting technique especially for redirecting a cast or fixing a sweep that went too far.
    Anchor - usually not quite what it sounds like but another part of a Spey cast.
    Clicker - a type of check system on a fly reel, forerunner of the disc drag.

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    Cool thread. Took a quick look through and I don't think these were in there...

    --Rapala... A trout so small, that it looks like it should have a plastic lip and two treble hooks hanging off of it.

    --Hole Jumper... A fellow angler that violates that invisible "fishing halo" around you and jumps in to start fishing.

    --Cookie Cutter... Typical size fish for the body of water that you're fishing.

    --Tree Frog... Snagging a fly up in a tree.

    --The Curse... Catching a fish on the first cast. Also, some anglers refer to Trico's as the Black Curse.

    --Buggy Whipping... First time out you'll see anglers that are starting their 2nd back cast before their 1st forward stroke un-rolls.

    --Hacker... A beginner, fishing like a beginner (completely unfair tag... but I hear it and use it).

    --Bucket... Tiny plunge pool tucked behind a rock in fast water.

    --Hawg... Big, big fish.

    --Tight Lines!... The angler's version of "good luck!"

    --Peemer... An annoying "hipster" term for PMD's (like Pale Morning Dun needed a second stage of abbreviation).
    "Joe"

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    Stinger - a small hook connected to a

    Shank - this is used for tying articulated streamers; it uses the 'Stinger hook' above.

    In The Round - term to describe flies tied Intruder style, having dressings in a 360* fashion about the 'shank'; from above

    I learn new terms regularly these days.

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    I've got some old American Angler magazines out and in the March/April 1996 issue there's some fly fishing terms as defined by the late great Bill Tapply. Here's a sample.

    Backing.... A financial term that refers to what most anglers need if they intend to take a fly-fishing vacation in Alaska, Argentina, Christmas Island, or New Zealand. Because our fly-fishing roots are in Great Britain, we still use terms borrowed from the British monetary system to describe financial aid; e.g. 20-pound backing (which, of course, is too light for most trips)

    Carp..... Typical communication mode of non-fishing spouses

    Crappie.... How the fishing usually is when you're there, how it allegedly wasn't the week before you arrived, and how it won't be the week after you leave. This sort of fishing is generally a waste of "backing"

    Cutthroat.... What tournament bass fishing is

    Double Haul..... Two armloads of antique cane rods, English reels, full-dress salmon flies, and first-edition angling books purchased at a garage sale from an elderly widow happy to take a hundred bucks from someone willing to lug all that old junk away. A Single Haul, of course, is one arm load

    Jig.... What's up when you stagger home with an empty creel after a long day you claim was devoted to fishing, and your spouse smells the 100-proof Old Hipboot on your breathe

    Nymph.... It's an immature form of an aquatic insect, for heaven sake. This is a family magazine

    Wet Fly..... What you get when you wade too deep.

    Yellow Perch.... A lemon colored barstool, always a prime vantage point from which to locate good fishing waters
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    Leroy- as in Bad Bad Leroy Brown Trout

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rip Tide View Post
    I've got some old American Angler magazines out and in the March/April 1996 issue there's some fly fishing terms as defined by the late great Bill Tapply. Here's a sample.

    Backing.... A financial term that refers to what most anglers need if they intend to take a fly-fishing vacation in Alaska, Argentina, Christmas Island, or New Zealand. Because our fly-fishing roots are in Great Britain, we still use terms borrowed from the British monetary system to describe financial aid; e.g. 20-pound backing (which, of course, is too light for most trips)

    Carp..... Typical communication mode of non-fishing spouses

    Crappie.... How the fishing usually is when you're there, how it allegedly wasn't the week before you arrived, and how it won't be the week after you leave. This sort of fishing is generally a waste of "backing"

    Cutthroat.... What tournament bass fishing is

    Double Haul..... Two armloads of antique cane rods, English reels, full-dress salmon flies, and first-edition angling books purchased at a garage sale from an elderly widow happy to take a hundred bucks from someone willing to lug all that old junk away. A Single Haul, of course, is one arm load

    Jig.... What's up when you stagger home with an empty creel after a long day you claim was devoted to fishing, and your spouse smells the 100-proof Old Hipboot on your breathe

    Nymph.... It's an immature form of an aquatic insect, for heaven sake. This is a family magazine

    Wet Fly..... What you get when you wade too deep.

    Yellow Perch.... A lemon colored barstool, always a prime vantage point from which to locate good fishing waters
    Worth repeating!

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    A "Jonah" is a person who is bad luck. (He probably brings bananas)
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    Fluke You might catch any number of, say, trout or bluegills but if you only catch one fish in an outing, it's generally a fluke.

    "Every [child] has the right to a first fish. On this particular planet, no man is granted a greater privilege than to be present and to assist in the realization of this moment". Bill Heavey

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