Slang and Terms Starting With 'I'

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improved clinch knot

The suggested knot for tying a fly to the leader or tippet.


Commonly refers to in-line spinners where the blade, body, and hook are all in a straight line. Example is a typical Mepp's spinner.

in-line spinner

a straight-shaft lure with one or more spinner blades attached to the fore and a dressed single or treble hook in the rear

incoming tide

Water pushing inshore, generally caused by the moon's gravity pull. A strong wind blowing out to sea can somewhat negate an incoming tide, however.

indiana blade

Refers to a teardrop shaped blade used on spinnerbaits.

indicator species

A species of plants or animals that suffers when pollution or environmental stress begins, thus indicating environmental degradation.


A natural pass between ocean and bay. Unjettied inlets are more hazardous to boat traffic, because of shifting sandbars that can be a hazard. Most inlets are now jettied with granite rocks, to protect against erosion and to save dredging costs.


A nebulous term that means perhaps within sight of land. "Let's head inshore" means moving the boat from offshore back towards land.