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Common Fishing Terms

  1. Angler: A person who fishes as a hobby or sport.
  2. Bait: Any substance used to attract fish, such as worms, insects, artificial lures, or live baitfish.
  3. Bobber: Also known as a float or cork, a bobber is a buoyant device attached to a fishing line to indicate when a fish has taken the bait.
  4. Catch and Release: A practice where fish are caught for sport or recreation and then released back into the water unharmed.
  5. Hook: A curved metal device with a sharp point used to catch fish by piercing their mouths.
  6. Landing Net: A net used to scoop fish out of the water once they have been hooked.
  7. Lure: An artificial bait designed to mimic the appearance and movement of prey, typically made of plastic, metal, or wood.
  8. Reel: A device mounted on a fishing rod that is used to spool and retrieve fishing line.
  9. Rod: A long, slender pole used to cast and control fishing line, typically made of fiberglass, graphite, or bamboo.
  10. Tackle: Fishing gear and equipment used by anglers, including rods, reels, lines, lures, hooks, and other accessories.
  11. Trolling: A fishing technique where a baited line or lure is dragged behind a moving boat to attract fish.
  12. Tackle Box: A container used to store and organize fishing tackle, bait, and accessories.
  13. Line: The string or cord used to connect the fishing rod to the hook or lure.
  14. Leader: A short section of heavy-duty fishing line attached between the main fishing line and the hook or lure to prevent fish from breaking off.
  15. Jigging: A fishing technique where a weighted lure is jerked or jigged up and down in the water to attract fish.
  16. Fishfinder: An electronic device used by anglers to locate fish underwater, typically using sonar technology.
  17. Live Well: A compartment or tank on a boat used to hold live bait or caught fish in water to keep them alive.
  18. Drag: A mechanism on a fishing reel that controls the amount of resistance or friction applied to the fishing line when a fish is hooked, preventing the line from breaking under tension.

These are just a few examples of common fishing terms used by anglers worldwide. Familiarizing yourself with these terms can enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the sport of fishing. 

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