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Why are fisherman referred to as Anglers?

I have never heard anyone say they know of a good angling hole, or that river looks like a good place to angle.

Or, digging worms for Angle bait.

Ran across these signs today and just made me wonder.
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Well because the word rangler was taken. lol

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The word "angler" is from the Old English "angel" pronounced like "angle" and refers to the hook. The shape of the hook was considered "angel" shape.

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I should have known Terry was going to know the right answer.

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I should have known Terry was going to know the right answer.
Curses! I was about 10 minutes late. Handyman got the perfect jab.

Terry, all in fun...

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The next time my neighbor makes fun of my flyfishing I will just tell him I use "angel" iron instead of hooks.

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The word "angler" is from the Old English "angel" pronounced like "angle" and refers to the hook. The shape of the hook was considered "angel" shape.
Thanks Terry, Very interesting

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Well because the word rangler was taken. lol
Thanks Handyman, You use logic better than I do.

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Thanks Handyman, You use logic better than I do.

Juniperlampguy I was just so glad to be able to help.

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Terry, all in fun...
Fun? FUN? FUN?!?!?!?!!?

Fly angling is SERIOUS BUSINESS!!!!!

Nuthin' funny about it....









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Nuttin' funny about it....heh.
Did I ever tell you the time....no I guess not

Had my wife and daughter on the river. The wife was about 25 yards upstream, the daughter another 25 yards beyond her.

All of the sudden I hear a splash and commotion coming from upstream.
My daughter had lost her footing and took a header. The water wasn't deep but a little fast, she couldn't regain her footing. Floated down to my wife who, in trying to save her, went for a swim herself.

I figured they'd get to me soon enough.

They both got their footing about 10 yards up. Laughing, all I could do was ask "How's the water?"

Never missed a cast.
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Two of my buddies and I were fishing a creek one time when we started moving upstream to another pool. We were in a pretty good shoal, not too deep, but a little swift. There was one little "falls" about six inches that we had to go up, and I was the last one. Well, I slipped and my favorite cap went in the drink. There I was lying in the water, my head and right shoulder the only thing above the 65-70 deg water, casting my fly downstream yelling "MY HAT!!!! THAT'S MY HAT!!! I GOTTA GET MY HAT!!!!"

Of course my two buddies were laughing so hard that both of them wound up taking an early bath as well....

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Was finishing a hole from the upstream end once. The very next step caused me to float my hat.

Learned two lessons that day.
1.fish the hole from the downstream side.
2. wear a wading belt, open waders act like a drag shute.
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I've never fly fished, but I sure like getting out in my little tin boat and catching some trout in one of the local lakes.

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Question for Terry, why is Noodling called "Noodling"?
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Question for Terry, why is Noodling called "Noodling"?
Has anyone ever grabbed you by the noodles. Nate?

I don't think anyone really knows, but one "theory" is that many guys wiggle their fingers to entice the catfish to take their hand in their mouths and this looks like "noodles" in the water.

We actually call it "hogging" where I come from. The idea being that you are after the hogs of the catfish in the area.

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