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Key Fishing Bait and Tackle Words Defined

Whether you are going freshwater or saltwater fishing, it is important to have the right equipment for the fish you are trying to catch. Below are seven terms to be familiar with when shopping for fishing bait and tackle.

  • Bait - Placed on a fishing hook to attract and catch fish. Insects, small fish, and plastic bait are commonly used.
  • Lure - A device with hooks, attached to a fishing line, to catch fish. Lures are used to simulate the movement of a fish's natural prey.
  • Float - An object attached to a fishing line that floats on the water, dangling bait at a specific depth. Floats are also used as bite indicators, to let a fisher know something is happening to their hook or bait.
  • Sinker - A weight used on a fishing line to increase casting distance or the rate that bait sinks.
  • Line - A cord that is cast using a fishing rod and reeled in to catch fish. Lines come in different lengths and weights for different types of fishing.
  • Rod - A long, bendable pole used to cast a fishing line into the water, and reel in the line. Many rods are specially made for catching certain fish. For example, heavy-duty rods are required for carp fishing because carp are a very large and strong fish.
  • Tackle - All fishing equipment. Tackle includes baits and lures, floats and sinkers, hooks, lines, rods, and reels. Tackle is often stored in a tackle box, which may have trays or small compartments to keep gear organized.
  • Fly Fishing - A type of fishing that makes use of a special weighted line to cast lightweight bait, called a fly, into the water. Fly fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and trout is incredibly popular.
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    Windshadow Custom Rods
    1087 Lewis River Rd, Woodland, WA 98674
    When looking for affordable custom fishing rods, turn to Windshadow Custom Rods. For inquiries, contact us in Woodland, WA.
    (360) 450-5897
    Or Fishing Rod Reel Tackle
    3699 Coburg Road, Eugene, OR 97408
    We can provide you with all of the fishing supplies you need, including live bait, Shimano Reels, fishing rods, and Steelhead lures. Our pro tackle shop provides the best worms for bait.
    (541) 683-4965
    Fly and Field Outfitters
    35 Sw Century Dr Ste 120, Bend, OR 97702
    We are the purveyors of high quality fly fishing equipment and operate a fly fishing guide service. Our friendly staff will help you make the most of your fly fishing experience. We offer guided fly fishing trips in the area.
    (541) 318-1616
    Reel Tackle
    39261 Proctor Blvd Ste A, Sandy, OR 97055
    (503) 668-7490
    Reel Tackle Shop
    39400 Pioneer Blvd Ste 1, Sandy, OR 97055
    (503) 668-5791
    Great American Tackle Shop
    16122 Se 82nd Dr, Clackamas, OR 97015
    (503) 650-2662
    Poulsen Cascade Tackle
    15875 Se 114th Ave, Clackamas, OR 97015
    (503) 655-2828
    Lure Me Tackle & Fishing Supply
    2926 Se 136th Ave, Portland, OR 97236
    (503) 762-1273
    Jack's Snack and Tackle
    1208 E Historic Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale, OR 97060
    (503) 665-2257
    Crowe's Bait
    7499 Se Overland St, Portland, OR 97222
    (503) 771-2341
    Northwest Fly Fishing Outfitters
    10910 Ne Halsey St, Portland, OR 97220
    (503) 252-1529
    Ollie Damon's
    236 Se Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214
    (503) 232-3193
    Pacific Northwest Sporting Good
    329 Ne Lechner St, Camas, WA 98607
    (360) 314-4950
    The Orvis
    7495 Sw Bridgeport Rd, Portland, OR 97224
    (503) 598-7680
    River City Fly Shop
    11429 Sw Scholls Ferry Rd, Beaverton, OR 97008
    (503) 579-5176

    If you are going fishing, you are going to need the right bait and tackle. There are a lot of different kinds of fishing, from fly to deep sea, so you should have an idea of what you want to do before you go shopping. If you plan to fish in freshwater, you could be going after trout or catfish. You might also catch carp or even bass, which is found in both fresh and saltwater. You find freshwater fish in rivers and lakes. To catch any of these fish you will need a fishing pole with a good reel. You’ll also need a strong line and hooks. Your hooks might be on a lure, which is synthetic bait, or you might hide them in natural bait. You might find natural bait yourself, such as worms and minnows, or you can buy it frozen. When buying your tackle, which is what you call the gear you use to fish, you should keep in mind what you want to catch. For example, if you are fly fishing for trout, you will need to buy lures. If you are fishing for sea bass, you will need a strong rod. Like any sport, fishing requires a level of skill and endurance. You need to be comfortable assembling and using tackle, and you might need some knowledge of managing a boat or kayak to get to your desired location. You should also know how to tie proper knots on your hooks to keep the fish from getting away. Whether you are going after carp, trout or even bass, fishing is an enjoyable pastime.
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