Glossary of the Perfect Lure Angler
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Agrafe: An accessory that facilitates changing lures to avoid redoing the connecting knot.
Ardillon: A metal accessory to prevent the fish from unhooking once caught, in case of slack in the line.
Balsa: Very soft and lightweight wood from Central America.
Bottom: Action of tapping on the bottom or obstacles.
Carnivorous: Predatory fish that feed on fry (e.g., pike, zander, perch).
Cuillère or Cuiller: Metal lure imitating a rotating or undulating fish for fishing carnivorous species.
Droper: Technique of lifting a fish out of the water using the movement of the rod as a lever.
Drop Shot: Fishing technique used for soft lures, where the weight rests on the bottom, and the lure is suspended from the mainline a few tens of centimeters above it.
Épuisette: Accessory with a deep net and a handle used to safely land the fish without injuring it.
Forage or Baitfish: Small fish serving as food for carnivorous fish.
Hameçon: Metal hook used to catch a fish.
Jumping: Action of making the lure jump.
Leurre: Artificial bait used for casting.
Leurre coulant: Lure capable of sinking to an indefinite depth.
Leurre souple or Softbait: Easily maneuverable lure that closely imitates a fish's natural swimming motion.
Leurriste: Angler who uses lures.
Salmonids: Family of fish living in flowing waters, such as salmon, trout, char, and whitefish.
Shad: Soft lure in the shape of a fish.
Slow sinking: Action of sinking slowly.
Streamer: Lure made with feathers and fur, imitating a small fish.
Tête plombée: Influences the lure's swimming motion and enhances its realism.
Tungsten: Very heavy and robust material, available in wire or plate form.
Twitch: Action of making short and frequent pulls to animate a lure.
Wobbling: Action of swimming of a crankbait that gives the impression that the lure wobbles.