The Dictionary For Anglers, By Anglers

Find meanings and definitions of the specialized words, phrases, lingo, and terminology used for fishing. It is written by anglers like you, for anglers like you.

Fishing Slang of the Day - August 3

float tube

A one-man fishing floatation device for lake and slow river fishing that looks like an inner tube covered with a cloth mesh liner, seat, and back rest.

Fishing Slang of the Day - August 2

blood knot

A common knot used to join two pieces of leader together. Most often used in hand-tied fly-fishing leaders.

Fishing Slang of the Day - August 1

string

fishing Line

Fishing Slang of the Day - July 31

finesse fishing

technique by which small and/or slow moving lures are used to generate feeding strikes from lethargic bass; commonly regarded as the opposite of power fishing

Fishing Slang of the Day - July 30

presentation

The act of delivering a fly to a fish.

Fishing Slang of the Day - July 29

levelwind

feature on a baitcast reel that lays the line evenly across the spool as line is being retrieved

Fishing Slang of the Day - July 28

bump the stump

technique by which a lure is retrieved in a manner that brings it into contact with another object so that it ricochets off the object, often generating a reaction strike from bass