back cast
02 Apr 2014

Back cast

Back cast – A casting style particularly popular in the east of England. The angler stands with their back to the sea and parallel to the beach. Rods for this style tend to be long and have a heavy action.

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back wind
02 Apr 2014

Back wind

Back wind – Using the reels anti-reverse switch to allow the fish to take line when fishing with a fixed spool or centrepin reel.

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backing line
02 Apr 2014

Backing line

Backing line or backing – Line used to spool on a reel to raise the line level before applying a topshot of other line, normally braid. In fly fishing the backing gives a reserve of line over and above the

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backlash crack off
02 Apr 2014

Backlash

Backlash – The result of an uncontrolled spool when casting a multiplier reel. The spool spins faster than the line is flowing from it and the resultant tangle can be serious enough to require the cutting of the line. Also

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back wash
02 Apr 2014

Backwash

Backwash – The movement of the waves back out to sea after flooding the beach or rocks.

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bag limit
02 Apr 2014

Bag limit

Bag limit – Restriction on the number of fish that an angler may retain during a fishing session.

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bail arm
02 Apr 2014

Bail or Bail arm

Bail or Bail arm (bale) – A semicircular, metal arm on an fixed spool or spinning reel that picks up the line after a cast.

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mussel bait
02 Apr 2014

Bait

Bait – Anything natural or artificial used on a hook to attract a fish.

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bait clip
02 Apr 2014

Bait clip

Bait clip – A metal or plastic hook device, combined with tubing, used to retain the hook and bait under tension while casting to ensure best presentation. Hook is release on contact with the water.

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bait digging
02 Apr 2014

Bait digging

Bait digging – the gathering of bait using a fork or spade. Usually for worms or clams.

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