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    Quote Originally Posted by colliedog View Post
    ������ do a fair few of them myself Jimmy.
    Aye me too....I just don’t have the brass neck to try and kid on that I had anything to do with the hooking part while exclaiming “ that’ll be a fish” ten seconds after the fact..

    No apologies Sked...I know you’re lurking out there..

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    A "touch" is one used here across the water. I njust had a touch. Not a touch all day etc.

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    I remember a few years ago boating in the Ladies Home international.And the Irish lady kept saying ''Oh I think I had a Nibble'' Eeek.

    Jim
    The Fishermans Friend is the Flirty Fly,Fickle Food for Fleeting Fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colliedog View Post
    Yes, that describes those ones well. I was really thinking of those you actually hook as you lift off. As Col goes on to say, it can end in a break off but I find that is only part of it. Other outcomes included a sore wrist, a complete lack of control over the fish because the rod tip is behind you or an unfortunate small trout flying through the air.
    I don't get any breaks or arm-wrenchers from lift-off takes when boat-fishing with wets, because I am a compulsive 'hanger' - so I'll always fish the cast right out and then hang the flies... until the boat is starting to run over them. So, my final lift out is a roll-cast forward. An unseen take at that moment tends to be the type where the roll cast fails to get the flies out the water... followed by an equally unsuccessful second attempt at the roll... followed by the penny dropping that the reason the flies are still in the water is because there is a fish on the line. Doh!

    Do we have a term for the occasions where you bring a fish up to your bob fly, only for him to refuse it, swirl at it, go down and then confidently take the middle fly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cap'n Fishy View Post

    Do we have a term for the occasions where you bring a fish up to your bob fly, only for him to refuse it, swirl at it, go down and then confidently take the middle fly?

    Col
    I call it good angling Col...”.frilly knicker” merchants take note.

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    Default Re: I've Just Had A Good Hard Tug

    'Tentative Take' - Whatever that means.



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    Default Re: I've Just Had A Good Hard Tug

    I just call it a "Take". Some I win, some I lose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wee Jimmy View Post
    I call it good angling Col...”.frilly knicker” merchants take note.
    You could add that one to Andy's list...

    A 'frilly knicker'... when you get over-excited by the sight of a fish anywhere remotely near your flies and try to strike it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colliedog View Post
    Yes, that describes those ones well. I was really thinking of those you actually hook as you lift off. As Col goes on to say, it can end in a break off but I find that is only part of it. Other outcomes included a sore wrist, a complete lack of control over the fish because the rod tip is behind you or an unfortunate small trout flying through the air.
    Ah yes I've had a few of those.
    If the fish takes without a splash and nobody sees what has happened you just nonchalantly say "I'm in" once you have regained control. On the other hand if there is a ruddy great splash and the scrabbling of feet on the floor of the boat and everyone looks round to see you with the rod in your right hand high in the air, your left hand holding your hat on and the line in your teeth you aren't going to get away with it!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cap'n Fishy View Post
    Do we have a term for the occasions where you bring a fish up to your bob fly, only for him to refuse it, swirl at it, go down and then confidently take the middle fly?

    Col

    Perfectly hung.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bobmiddlepoint View Post
    It is often said that the Inuit* have 50 words for snow and I was wondering if we fly fishers might have as many for the take?
    From my days ghillying I've picked up a few, mainly to describe takes that come to nothing and most to do with unseen takes rather than when the fish shows themselves in the take. I was always surprised by the variety of ways people would describe the take but equally surprised how even new terms (new to me) seemed to make perfect sense. But there must be many more that I've never heard, anyone got any good ones?

    Anyway I give you in no particular order (I accept no responsibility if you search these on the Urban Dictionary):

    A Pull. It is what it is but lacks imagination and doesn't paint much of a picture.

    A Rugg. A strong, hard but not harsh pull, almost takes the line from your hand but not a snatch.

    A Tug. A bit like a pull. Doesn't tell you much, how long or sharp was it?

    A Dunt. A hard sharp take, never felt like it would stick.

    A Bite. Err go back to the canal, you have no place in fly fishing!

    A Draw. Usually when retrieving relatively slowly. The line draws away smoothly without drama.

    The Hello! A variation on the draw. When lifting the flies into the dibble the line draws away so slowly that at first it seems like you have hooked a bit of floating weed, then the line starts to lift and the penny drops for you and the fish at the same time that something is up. This can lead to some fun with those that roll cast at the end of the retrieve and don't notice the fish is on until two or three failed roll casts have been tried, I have been that person!

    A Stab. Another short sharp take.

    A Nibble. Oh pleeeease...

    A Snatch. Self explanatory.

    A He Never Touched It. This one is a favourite of all ghillies especially when we have seen the line lift or even move towards the fish

    A knock. In the same category as a snatch, it is a bit close to a bite but I'll let it go

    A Tap. A fairly gentle and brief take.

    A Feeling. We are into the paranormal here. You know something is happening but you can't see or feel anything through your hands but strike anyway - almost never fails. Usually only happens when you have been fishing more than is healthy.

    A ******* Hell. Usually heard after a series of missed takes of any sort!

    A Jag. A short sharp jag! Salmon fishers used to suffer from a Prescott which was two jags then nothing or even two jags and a big thump followed by nothing.

    A Thump. Again self explanatory.


    Then there are all the visual takes, a splash, boil, sip, head and tail, slash and fish that jump clean out of the water which deserve a word all of their own but don't appear to have one.

    Still a bit short of fifty but it's a start.


    Andy

    *Inuit not idiot, I wasn't talking about myself.
    A Take - being the most usual term?

    But on a Tongariro trout, you might hear folk say, .....strap me in!
    Last edited by LukeNZ; 11-11-2019 at 05:19 AM.

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