Fly Fishing Slang: Things You Need To Know
|...see that 28" gulper on river right?|
Buzzing the tower: A cast that whizzes by the guide's head and elicits a duck or flinch.
Hung: To get hooked-up
Garbaged: When a fish eats a fly with no hesitation he "garbaged" it up.
Darrells: Spinheads or bait fishermen who are killing fish. They come with mullets, tall boy Coors lights in cozies, NASCAR hats and a lower lip swollen with chew.
Convict: similar to a Darrell, but worse because they snag fish.
Farmer: One who constantly loses fish.
Barney: A term used to describe an angler who claims to know everything, but can't get hung.
Bank maggot: The same as beach lice. Bank fishermen that don't give way to a floater in a drift boat or raft.
Swamp donkey: A moose. Typically one that stands in the spot you want to fish.
Locked Down: Drag tightened as far as possible. Same as pegged. Not to confused with button-down which is to tighten down your drag.
Captainitis: When a guy first gets his captains license and starts acting like a jerk, barking orders etc.
Grump: a large old fish of any species that is usually pretty beat up.
Chewed: Getting bit. This often leads to being hung unless you are a farmer or a Barney.