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 - October 25

clown

Now a wide range a lure colors, the original clown color sported red, pink and blue airbrushed spots over a white and yellow background and was employed by steelhead anglers.

Fishing Slang of the Day - October 24

stick bait

Hard-plastic lure that imitates an injured minnow. Lures may float or suspend depending on construction. Example; Rapala Husky Jerk.

Fishing Slang of the Day - October 23

caddis

A general name for the dozens of subspecies of caddis flies found in trout streams all over the world. Also known as a "sedge," they are characterized by a tent-like wing. Caddis have four stages of development, from egg to larva to pupa to adult.

Fishing Slang of the Day - October 22

stitching

technique by which a bottom bumping lure is dragged slowly across the bottom by pulling the line with one's fingers rather than moving the bait with the rod tip or reel

Fishing Slang of the Day - October 21

albies

Albacore

Fishing Slang of the Day - October 20

tailing loop

The result of a fly casting error, where the unrolling casting loop crosses itself, often resulting in a fouled cast.

Fishing Slang of the Day - October 19

backlash

an overrun of the spool of a baitcast reel caused by improper spool tension on the part of the angler; sometimes euphemistically referred to as a "professional overrun"