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  1. #61
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    Rabbit Skin N.C. (Western North Carolina)

    Default Re: Fishing Terminology

    "Spec" ---local for speckled trout
    "Speckled" -- local for Brooke trout

    Everything else has been covered

  2. #62
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    Jackson Hole, WY
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    Quote Originally Posted by milt spawn View Post
    Here's a terminology question. With all species of fish, you "hook", "land", or "catch" them, but you "jump" a tarpon, how is that? milt.

    In my experience Tarpon fishing it is the fisherman that gets jumped by the Tarpon. When they take a fly it is a mugging not a bite!!
    My worst day on the water beats my best day anywhere else hands down!!

    Upstream Anglers and Outdoor Adventures

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    " Thank You LORD " the aw enspiring moment when the sun first catches the water you just arrived on and the early morning fog is drifting silently among the coves. A truly inspirational day forthcoming..

    " Shhh - Listen " listening closly you can hear the fish say " come and get me "
    also you hear " laughing - are you seriously wanting me to bite that, and " what in the heck are you wearing"

    "OOOh Daddy" - a common term when you peer over a rise and see an awesome pool with a good run, knowing the one for the day is waiting on you

    " This is the life" a perfect term while basking in the sun on a big rock while the sounds of the stream whisper ever so delicantly, as you just sit back and enjoy the true solitude and serenity of such a great day of fishing - catching or not, it remains to be a great day.

    and lastly
    " I fish therefore I am - self explantory

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    Brown Town- a particularly good stretch of water for big brown trout
    Hog Johnson- from Eastern Rises- the fish that all anglers chase, a trophy, whether it be a 10" brookie or 30" rainbow.
    Blue-lining- Following the blue lines of creeks and streams on a map to find remote or little known water.
    Killer- an extremely effective fly
    Trout Crack- see Killer
    Area 51- a heavily guarded and top secret fishing spot. Ex- I could take you to Area 51, but then I'd have to kill you.
    Fish factory- refers to a very productive pool, stretch or sometimes entire stream
    Dredging- weighing down a nymph rig heavily enough to bounce the entire bottom of a run at a slower speed than the surface current.
    Stalking- keeping a low profile in order to present a fly to a fish without spooking it.
    Sipper- a large trout that lazily sips hatching insects from the water, with confidence, without moving from its feeding lane.
    Gulper- a trout that is so focused on eating as many flies during a hatch as possible, that it continuously breaks the water surface
    Beast- a particularly large, ugly and vicious trout.
    Trout Candy- similar to Trout Crack a fly that trout find irresistible.
    Tailor Made- a piece of water that is sure to hold a fish and allow for an easy presentation
    Bump- also known as a Nudge- when a fish barely touches a fly with the tip of its nose. It may or may not actually eat the fly.
    Swipe- an aggressive bump
    Gem- could be a body of water or fish of exceptional beauty
    Three-ring Circus- a body of water where fly fisherman, bait fisherman and spin fisherman stand shoulder to shoulder and compete for the attention of newly stocked trout. Also known as a Missouri Trout Park.
    Tailgater- a fisherman who has the habit of following the stocking trucks as they make their drops, or plan their fishing days around the G&F stocking schedule.
    Shark- similar to a Beast, but refers to a large, ugly and meat eating brown.
    Prototype- An newly schemed but un-fished fly pattern that you are sure will be a killer
    Beta Testing- Trying out a prototype for the first time.
    Winner- A prototype that makes it through beta testing.
    Bulldogging- a fish keeps it's head down during a fight, determined to stay on the bottom
    Freight Train- a fish that makes an unstoppable run upstream the moment it's hooked
    BAM BAM BAM!- describes the action of a rod when a large fish makes that first headshake
    High Spirited- a fish that puts up a hard fight, especially for its size
    Mean- a fish that just won't give up, sheer doggedness, aggressive
    Solid- a fish that is all muscle
    Sulking- when a large fish anchors itself to the bottom and refuses to move once hooked. Leaving you to ask "Now what?"
    Gnarly- a trout that is beat up and scarred. Usually a hatchery fish that just doesn't learn.
    Bonus Fly- a fly or flies that you find left in trees from less fortunate fisherman, less often flies found hooked in the jaw of a fish
    Last edited by gofisch; 02-20-2011 at 06:48 PM.

  5. #65
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    Jackson Hole, WY
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    Quote Originally Posted by gofisch View Post
    Trout Candy- similar to Trout Crack a fly that trout find irresistable.
    I always refer to my streamer boxes as my Trout Candy Boxes.
    My worst day on the water beats my best day anywhere else hands down!!

    Upstream Anglers and Outdoor Adventures

  6. #66

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    Scratcher- very similar to a true sportsman salmon fly fisher, in that he/she uses a fly..... they are knowen when the fish is fowl hooked a sportsman will release said fish..... where a scratcher is pulling the fly through the heavly populated pool quickly with the intention of fowl hooking fish!!!

    Which is why some people will look down their nose at fly anglers while going for salmon

    "the fight is for habitait. Once its continuation is assured the fish will largely look after themselves." KD

  7. #67

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    Carpet Bombed

    When you hit every possible holding, feeding, and hiding spot on a river with every fly in your box and still get skunked.

    You know it happens.

  8. #68

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    Flucy Creek: Fictional name for where you are catching the fish. Directions are usually as follows. "it's near the upper end of (insert name of lake).

    I was going fly fishing until my wife suggested it, now I can't tell who is outsmarting who!

    Being "one with nature" requires a knowledge of what animals are living nearby and a weapon of sufficient magnitude to give you at minimum an equal chance of survival. No one has an invisible aura that animals can detect and sense your good intentions.

  9. #69

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    pig tail: the end of a persons leader, who didn't make a good knot, and finds out the hard way.

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    Slab City, CA
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