knig ragworm
15 Nov 2014

Ragworm

Ragworm – A worm used extensively in sea angling. See king rag and maddies.

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isome baits
02 Apr 2014

Isome

Isome – A soft, biodegradable hook bait which is generally worked slowly on LRF tackle. The name comes from the Japanese word for sand worm and these baits or lures are generally worm shaped.

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hard rock fishing
02 Apr 2014

Hard Rock Fishing (HRF)

HRF – A method of fishing from the shore with artificial lures or baits on light tackle. Originated in Japan and came onto the UK scene via anglers in Jersey. Targets mostly wrasse, pollack and bass.

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fast action rod
02 Apr 2014

Fast-action rod

Fast-action rod – A rod with a stiff butt and mid section with most of the bend in the tip.

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fast drop jig
02 Apr 2014

Fast drop jig

Fast drop jig – See speed jig.

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false casting
02 Apr 2014

False casting

False casting – When fly fishing, a forward casting action used to gauge the ideal distance of a cast or to increase the speed of a line and resultant distance.

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filleting knife
02 Apr 2014

Filleting knife

Filleting knife – A thin bladed, sharp knife used to clean and fillet fish or cut squid and fish baits.

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fighting chair
02 Apr 2014

Fighting chair

Fighting chair – A swivel chair bolted to the deck of a big-game boat. The angler is strapped in by a harness and either the harness or the chair is equipped with a butt pad or rod socket.

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feathers
02 Apr 2014

Feathers

Feathers – once used to apply to lures which comprised dyed feathers whipped to a hook this term is now a generic name for any small lures fished paternoster style.

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a fish
02 Apr 2014

Fish

Fish – Any finned species that is a target for the angler. See here for species details.

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