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 - December 4

fly pattern

Generic term for "version" or "variation" when referring to artificial flies.

Fishing Slang of the Day - December 3

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

Fishing Slang of the Day - December 2

adams

A very productive and world famous all-purpose dry fly pattern.

Fishing Slang of the Day - December 1

jig-and-pig

the combination of a jig and pork rind or soft plastic trailer typically used to emulate a crawfish

Fishing Slang of the Day - November 30

longfins

Albacore.

Fishing Slang of the Day - November 29

midge

A very small species of aquatic insects found in trout streams. Many species of midges hatch into adults in the middle of winter. They have four stages of development, from egg to larva to pupa to adult.

Fishing Slang of the Day - November 28

sculpin

A large family of bottom-dwelling fishes found in both fresh and saltwater. The most common reference is to smaller varieties inhabiting freshwater streams, which are important forage for gamefish.