hooklength

hooklength
the line directly attached to a hook (Britain). Usually of lower breaking strain than the main line so that the fish will not break off a long length of line and become entangled. Called snell in North America

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • dandy — 1) a paternoster (a fishing rig where the hooklength branches from the mainline. Various styles exist and may have rigid wire branches with several hooklengths. St. Peter is supposed to have used a paternoster ( our father ) rig to catch fish,… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fixed paternoster — an angling rig comprising a weight or feeder attached to a 15 30 cm length of line (the link) which is itself tied to the main line above the hooklength. Used in match fishing and general coarse fishing …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • helicopter rig — an angling rig where the weight is attached at the end of the main line and the hooklength revolves around this a short distance above the weight …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • hook-to-nylon — a spade end hook sold already tied to a hooklength and with a loop at the other end for attachment to the main line …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • multi-strand line — a bundle of very fine fibres comprising a fishing line. The hooklength spreads out in water to become almost invisible and is soft to touch on the lips of fishes. However it may tangle and water soluble glues can be used to keep the strand… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • otter — 1) a short weighted plank with fish lures, controlled from shore and tending to shear outwards when pulled through the water 2) paternoster rig (a fishing rig where the hooklength branches from the mainline. Various styles exist and may have… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • paternoster rig — a fishing rig where the hooklength branches from the mainline. Various styles exist and may have rigid wire branches with several hooklengths. St. Peter is supposed to have used a paternoster ( our father ) rig to catch fish, hence the name …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • snell — the North American word for the British hooklength (the line directly attached to a hook. Usually of lower breaking strain than the main line so that the fish will not break off a long length of line and become entangled) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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