shearing board

shearing board
a flat board used in angling and commercial fishing to make the line shear laterally or downward. Lateral shearing enables two lines to be towed behind a boat and downward shearing helps send the baited hook into deep water. Also called paravanes and otter boards

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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