Bimini Twist – A type of knot or hitch used to produce a double line segment to attach a leader. As a hitch it is not strictly a knot but it produces a connection which is extremely strong with little drop in the line’s breaking strain. Needs practice to tie successfully.
– see Backlash
Birler blade - a small metal or plastic spinner blade used on a clevis ahead of a baited hook as an attractor. Also known as a dirler blade.
Black lug – The larger or the two main lugworm species. Lives in vertical burrows and is often fished gutted and after freezing. See also lugworm.
Blank - The basic fibreglass or graphite shaft or rod without any guides or hardware attached after is leaves the manufacturing process. Also refers to a fishing session where no fish are caught.
Blow lug – Also known as the common lugworm this species lives in a u-shaped burrow with a cast at one end and a blow hole at the other. Usually fished fresh and alive. See also lugworm.
Bluey – Bluey is the common name given to the Pacific saury a fish used for bait and normally supplied in a frozen state.
Boat draw - the draw for places on a boat, usually during a competition.
Boil - The term used to describe the frenzy of an attack on a school of baitfish by larger fish.
Bomb - An aerodynamically shaped lead weight.