Ten common fishing terms explained

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by topjimmy, Dec 31, 2006.

  1. topjimmy

    topjimmy New Member

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    Catch and Release - A conservation method that happens most often right before the local Fish and Game officer pulls over a boat that has caught over its limit.

    Hook - (1) A curved piece of metal used to catch fish. (2) A clever advertisement to entice a fisherman to spend his life 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 this 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 - A weighted object that causes a rod to sink quickly when dropped overboard.

    Rod - An attractively painted length of fiberglass that keeps an angler from ever getting too close to a fish.

    School - A grouping in which fish are taught to avoid your $29.99 lures and hold out for spam instead.

    Tackle - What your last catch did to you as you reeled him in, but just before he wrestled free and jumped back overboard.

    Tackle Box - 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.

    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.
     
  2. dankitch

    dankitch New Member

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    LMAO!!! that was too funny. I love it.:lol:
     

  3. squirtspop

    squirtspop New Member

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    That's pretty good daffnitions. But one question for you...Would being "skunked" be fishing down wind from a guy in pink tights.
     
  4. catman from owensboro

    catman from owensboro New Member

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    the the greatest 10 i read in a long time.
     
  5. spanishcatman

    spanishcatman New Member

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    Nice one man!! I'm glad to see that a sense of humour is something that we all have in common!!
     
  6. pythonjohn

    pythonjohn New Member Supporting Member

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    Good list!
    Thanks for sharing
     
  7. catgetter1

    catgetter1 New Member

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    Great list, LMAO I'll remember them and pass them around ta all my fishin buddies.....Gettin Skunked would be fishin downwind from any of my buddies.......
     
  8. jsk30

    jsk30 New Member

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    Thanks for sharing James