Some fishing terms

Ten common fishing terms explainedCatch and Release – A conservation motion that happens most often right before the local Fish and Game officer pulls over a boat that has caught over it's limit. Hook – (1) A curved piece of metal used to catch fish. (2) A clever advertisement to entice a fisherman to spend his live 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 the 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.

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