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  1. #41
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    Default Re: Fishing Terminology

    Kiss of Death>>> banana on a boat, bringing a big net, carrying a camera.

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    Default Re: Fishing Terminology

    Flogging the Water ---> slapping the water when a delicate presentation is necessary.

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    Some fishing terms used only in Hawaii.

    Whipping....
    Spincasting. Casting with a spinning rod.

    Star Hook....
    Trebble hook.

    Hana Paa.... Hooked up to a fish, Fish on.

    Dunking....
    Cating out a bait and letting it sit on the bottom.

    Siyonara Strike.... Fish hits, takes out all your line, and keeps going.

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    Spark Plug ---> A heavily weighted stonefly that is size 8 or larger. It usually has a tungsten bead and a body wrapped with .025" or larger lead wire.

  5. #45
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    Default Re: Fishing Terminology

    -PIG = a really big fish that you caught.
    -Piece 'a candy = whiskey flask
    -"The end of my line" = answer to "what are they bitin' on?" (From the -book/film A River Runs Through it.
    -Worm Dunker = Bait fisherman
    -Kitchen pass = permission from the wife to go fishing.
    -Flossing = foul hooking a fish
    -Spaghetti and Meatballs = San Juan Worm and a Salmon Egg
    -"Try a roll cast" = also from A River Runs Through It. Something you say to your buddy to make him mad when he is getting skunked.
    -Paparazzi = taking pictures of a fish you caught
    -Greased bowling balls = refers to giant slippery rocks in a tough to wade river (The Madison in MT gets referred to this way a lot).
    Marlin = a trout measuring less than 6 inches.

  6. #46
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    Orvis hatch - too many fishermen on the river

    Sludge hatch - ice chunks in the river

    Baptism - falling in the river

    Bird's nest - what happens when you false cast a three-fly nymph rig and end up with a tangled mess

    A spell - how far it is to hike to a hole you plan to fish

    Body Count - catching lots of fish

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    Default Re: Fishing Terminology

    Stickbass=Fish composed predominantly of cellulose

    Rock Trout=Fish composed mostly of stone

    Monster=Fish under 6 inches

    Drownin' worms=baitfishing

    Folger's=baitfisherman

    Hung start=When you catch the tree or bush behind you on the very first cast of the day.

    Hot start=When you hook your fishing partner on your very first cast of the day.

    Treed=When a fish inexplicably flies over your head after you set the hook and ends up in the tree behind you, usually 10 ft off the ground.

    Ski=Fish between 7 and 11 inches (once known as a 7-11) that can be 'skied' into your net from 20 ft away.

    Kung Fu Fighting=When you slip on rocksnot in a fast-moving river and then must fling your limbs around for ten seconds to prevent going for a swim. this is usually accompanied by much shouting to focus your chi, almost always beginning with the word, "Holy -," insert your own favorite chi-building word.

    Sleeping with the fishes=When you complete your Kung Fu Fighting by going for a swim.

  8. #48
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    Default Re: Fishing Terminology

    hooked a few - got skunked

    scratched out a few - got skunked

    they were selective - got skunked

    it was productive - got skunked

    had some opportunities - got skunked

    got into fish - got skunked


    I have heard all these in the last year alone. I am probably being cynical.

  9. #49
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    Default Re: Fishing Terminology

    Underwater Research >>> What happens when you trip on something or hit a slick rock the wrong way...

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    Default Re: Fishing Terminology

    A few from Canada:
    Shaker - Small fish
    Pickerel - Chain Pickerel
    Pickerel - Walleye
    Jack - Pike
    Bucket Brigade - Bait fishermen
    Dogfish - Burbot

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