Fishing Terms Explained

Catch and Release 	A conservation motion that happens most often right
			before the local Fish and Game officer pulls over 
			a boat that has caught over it's limit.

Hook  			(1) A curved piece of metal used to catch fish.  
			(2) A clever advertisement to entice a fisherman to  
			spend his live savings on a new rod and reel. 
			(3) The punch administered by said fisherman's wife 
			after he spends their life savings (see also, Right 
			Hook, Left Hook).

Line  			Something you give your co-workers when they ask on 
			Monday how your fishing went the past weekend.

Lure  			An object that is semi-enticing to fish, but will 
			drive an angler into such a frenzy that he will 
			charge his credit card to the limit before exiting 
			the tackle shop.

Reel  			A weighted object that causes a rod to sink quickly 
			when dropped overboard.

Rod  			An attractively painted length of fiberglass that keeps 
			an angler from ever getting too close to a fish.

School 			A grouping in which fish are taught to avoid your $29.99 
			lures and hold out for spam instead.

Tackle  		What your last catch did to you as you reeled him in, 
			but just before he wrestled free and jumped back overboard.

Tackle Box 		A box shaped alarmingly like your comprehensive first 
			aid kit. Only a tackle box contains many sharp objects, 
			so that when you reach in the wrong box blindly to get 
			a Band Aid, you soon find that you need more than one.

Test 			(1) The amount of strength a fishing line affords an 
			angler when fighting fish in a specific weight range.  
			(2) A measure of your creativity in blaming "that darn 
			line" for once again losing the fish.

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