fishing glossary


fishing glossary


Fight against fish in nature!

The fish that bit the bait were so heavy!


Fishing is a fun hobby that makes people want to take time off from work to do it.


In the past, fishing was done for people to eat fish.

Nowadays, it has become more of a fun hobby.


As fishing became a hobby, various fishing tools were introduced.


Here we introduce a glossary of fishing terms that may be difficult for beginners.


If you want to take up fishing as a hobby, please take a look at the fishing glossary on this page, which introduces simple terms.



Eye (fishing gear)

The eye is the part for tying the line to the lure or attaching the hook.


I-character system

A lure that is pulled straight for fishing. It is characterized by almost no movement.



Refers to the area where lakes, ponds, etc. flow into rivers.


blue tide

This is a phenomenon in which seawater becomes cloudy or milky blue, and the possibility of this occurring increases when a large amount of plankton dies. It will give off an unpleasant odor and may reduce your catch.



It is also called blue lugworm, Korean lugworm, blue lugworm, blue lugworm, etc., and has different names in various places. This is a general-purpose live bait that is mainly used for cast fishing, such as when fishing for white bass and flounder.



A general term for fish with bluish backs, including horse mackerel, mackerel, amberjack, yellowtail, etc. In the context of fishing, it typically refers to large fish such as amberjack or yellowtail.


red tide

A phenomenon in which an abnormally large amount of plankton occurs in the ocean, causing the seawater to turn red or orange.

When this happens, fishing often decreases.



This refers to the action of operating the rod to move the lure as if it were alive.


rising tide

Refers to the phenomenon and time period in which the tide rises and flows towards high tide.


assist hook

In jigging, which mainly uses metal jigs, it refers to the hook (needle) attached to the jig.

Some jigs come with a hook attached when you buy them, but more often you can attach them later.

Select the size, shape, etc. depending on the purpose of use.



A fishing method that targets horse mackerel with lures, using worms and plugs.

It is derived from the word “Aji” with “ing” added. This fishing is also popular as an introduction to lure fishing.



This refers to the change in the tip of the rod or float when the fish takes bait or a lure in its mouth.


per tide

This refers to the state in which the current hits the fishing spot from the offshore side.

When fishing for flounder, the bait that was thrown offshore may return to your feet, making it difficult to catch, but when fishing for stone sea bream, it often becomes a good opportunity.



Casting a lure or fly from downstream to upstream in a mountain stream or river.

Also called upcross.


hole fishing

It is a type of fishing in which a device is thrown into the “hole” between the overlapping tetrapods.

Mainly targeted are root fish such as rockfish.



This refers to nematodes that parasitize the internal organs of mackerel, yellowtail, etc.

When the host dies, it burrows through the internal organs and moves into the muscles.

Ingesting raw or near-raw fish meat containing this parasite can cause food poisoning.



It refers to fishing that aims for sweet sea bream using a Thai mule.


Ami shrimp

It is a type of shrimp mainly caught off the coast of Sanriku, and is sometimes used for sabiki fishing.

It is used as bait to put in a basket, and is also effective as bait for halfbeak fishing.


alabama rig

It is a device that connects multiple worms like an umbrella with wire to attract schools of fish.



This refers to the act of sharply jerking the rod to hook the hook in response to the fish’s attack.


cut into pieces

This refers to a condition in which the thread breaks the moment it is joined.



An anchor used to stabilize a boat or ship.



Refers to an angler, and is mainly used by people who like lure fishing.


undershot rig

It is one of the devices mainly used for black bass fishing, and a sinker is set at the end of the hook. Other name: Downshot rig.



A type of bivalve mollusk, it is often used mainly for drop-in fishing for black sea bream.

It is also used as locally available bait.


raft fishing

It is a form of fishing carried out on a raft floating on the sea, and the mainstream is dango fishing, which mainly targets black sea bream.

Also includes Dagochin and Ukidago.


squid metal

This is a part of boat fishing where you use a sutte to target spear squid and Japanese squid.You use a sutte containing lead instead of regular lead, and fish as if you were using a lure.


live bait

It refers to live food such as lugworms, shrimp, crabs, shellfish, and small fish.

This includes earthworms, grape worms, and cutworms.


Eating out

This refers to the fish eating food on the spot and not moving.

Because the fish are stationary, it is difficult to get hit by floats.



This is a fish tank set up on a boat, etc., and may be shared with other anglers if you are on a shared trip.

In order to identify your catch, it is common to mark it with a tag and keep it in your Ikema.


stone powder

This powder is sprinkled on live bait to make it less slippery and to make it easier to set the bait on the hook.



This refers to the most basic part of a stone sea bream rod.


Board weight

A plate-shaped weight covered with a sticker on one side, used to add weight to a lure.


plate lead

It is a plate-shaped piece of lead, and the buoyancy is adjusted by the number and amount of wraps.


A load

Capable of catching two or more fish at the same time using a device with two or more hooks.



Black bass, sea bass, etc. settle in a specific place without migrating.


a bundle

Catch more than 100 fish at once.


thread ringing

A phenomenon in which the line suspended in the air from the tip of the rod vibrates and makes a high-pitched sound while interacting with fish.

Expectations for big things are high.



Thread sagging due to the influence of wind and tide. Also called line slug.



Respond to the fish’s thrusting swim or forceful sideways movement without pulling too hard. Interaction.


Eating food

A situation where fishing results continue continuously from the moment the device or lure is placed in the water.



Inner rod. It is used by threading the thread inside the rod, making it resistant to wind and rain.



A unit frequently used in worms, etc. 1 inch is 25.4 mm.



A lure made of lead and octopus bait, a type of fishing gear originally used by fishermen. The main targets are red sea bream and root fish.



An area that flows into a lake or pond.



A method of fixing the core to a rod and connecting the rods together.



Aquatic plants and algae that live in water. It can easily become a refuge for small fish and crustaceans.


weed edge

Weed growing borders.



Lures and hooks specially designed to avoid getting caught in weeds.



A type of device made by tightly wrapping woolly nylon in various colors. The appealing power is increased, and you can expect fishing results even without bait.



weight of things. A term used for lures, jigs, sinkers, jig heads, etc.



Footwear for going underwater. There are thigh, waist, and chest types, and there are various materials.



Wearing waders and going into the water to fish. It is mainly used for lure fishing and is often used for surf fishing.



The movement of the lure is like shaking the head or butt from side to side.



A device that lets you know when a fish has eaten food. It also plays the role of throwing contraptions and adjusting to the flow of the tide.


Under the float

Length from float to needle. Adjust according to the water depth you are aiming for.


Float stopper

In order to adjust the sinking of the bait and the fishing depth, special thread or rubber is set on the fishing line. Raising the float stop makes it deeper, and lowering it makes it shallower.



In boat fishing, the fishing seat on the right side when facing the bow.


Red sea bream

This is a traditional method of fishing in Ise Bay, where you can catch red sea bream by scattering Utase shrimp as bait or bait.



It is a simple device used when aiming for Taman in Okinawa, and it is a throwaway weight type.


Sea urchin through

A convenient tool used to set the rockfish firmly when fishing for stone sea bream.



An ups and downs movement that occurs in distant sea areas mainly due to the effects of low pressure systems and typhoons. Waves that travel even in places where there is no wind.


horse back

This is an extension of an island or cape that rises and slopes underwater, and can be a good fishing spot.


Umise River Belly

“Sea fish is grilled from the back (skin), river fish is grilled from the belly (flesh)” and is used as a metaphor for delicious grilling.



Young grunt.



Catch a fish with your newly acquired fishing gear. Synonym: soulful


upper tide

A tide that flows near the sea surface in a tidal current.


fine goods

A concept that contrasts with “bottom fishing” in rock fishing. A fish that mainly lives in the surface to middle layers.



Using an air pump, air is pumped into the water in order to keep shrimp, small fish, and caught fish healthy.


Air release

When fishing for red sea bream or root fish, the swim bladder may swell due to the inability to keep up with changes in water pressure.

If you leave it as is, it will die even if you release it, so special tools are used to remove the air inside the swim bladder.


air knot

One of the line troubles in PE line is the occurrence of knots.


eight trap

The strategy is to draw a figure eight pattern on the surface of the water with a lure to attract fish. It is mainly practiced with big bait.


Eight knots

Figure 8 knot. A knot used when making chichiwa or tying lines together.



Also called “bait tree”, it is an artificial bait used for squid fishing that has been passed down since ancient times.



Fishing that uses egi to mainly target bigfin squid.


eco worm

Worm certified as FECO Eco Tackle.


Taking bait

A fish other than the fish you are targeting (favorite fish) may poke or eat your bait. It can also refer to the fish itself.


S-shaped system

A lure that moves smoothly like a real fish.

It is difficult to be abandoned by the target fish and is very popular among anglers.


ester line

A lure line that is useful for catching horsefish and trout.

It has excellent sensitivity and distance, and is easy to operate, but it has almost no stretch, so it may break instantly if a load that exceeds the line limit is applied.



Branching Harris, such as a dobutsugika.



Weed lines, edges of structures, etc.



A common name for plating in Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures. Mekki is a general term for young trevally.


FG knot

One of the strongest and most common knots used to connect PE line and leader.


gill washing

The behavior of Suzuki and others trying to cut the bait using their gills.



A managed freshwater fishing area that targets rainbow trout and char.


centrifugal brake

A mechanism that uses centrifugal force to control the brakes.

It is mainly used for bait reels, and by adjusting the brake and casting technique, it is possible to cast even extremely light items effectively.


catch up

When you feel that the hook is not hooked on the first time, you can try to make the hook hook deeper by inserting the stirrer again.


catch up

If you hook one fish, don’t reel it in right away; reel it in slowly and let it bite the other hooks.


Spring tide

Around the tide, where the difference between high and low tide is the greatest. It is generally said that fishing is good here. During the clam-hunting season, the low tide time of spring tide is the best time to hunt.



The last fishing spot in boat fishing.



A style of fishing from land without using a boat or boat.

A term mainly used for black bass fishing.



In boat fishing, when the fishing is over. Then return to port.



A type of plankton similar to shrimp that is mainly caught in Antarctica.

It is useful as bait for various types of fishing, and is also highly used as bait for float fishing.


Placed rod

A method of fishing in which the rod is placed on the ground or propped up against the ground after the bait has been introduced.


offshore fishing

Riding a boat and fishing offshore. Boat fishing.



Synchronization mechanism of spinning reel spool and rotor.

Affects spool density.



A trap made from bundles of wood, etc. that is submerged in water to catch shrimp and small fish. This is a good point for black bass fishing.


fallen sweetfish

Sweetfish that go down the river to spawn in the fall.



Synonymous with bows. I couldn’t catch a single fish.


drop-in fishing

① How to fish for black sea bream using a special tackle on an embankment.

② A method of fishing by boat that mainly targets blue fish. Fishing involves dropping a bait such as a sabiki, hooking a small fish as bait, and dropping it directly to the tana where there are green fish attached to the school.


drop damo

It is useful on embankments that are too high to reach even with a ball handle.

A rope is attached to the net, and it can be dropped vertically.



Otori ayu in Ayu no Tomo fishing. Usually purchased at a bait shop just before going fishing.


Oni Awase

Add the awase vigorously. Awase is strong like a demon.



It looks like the trees cover the water near the shore.

During the hot months, it becomes a cozy area as it is shaded.

There are also insects that fall from trees, so it is a popular feeding ground for black bass and other species.



Creating slack in the line in the water when fishing for sweetfish.


obama rig

A device exclusively for Ikametal named after Daiwa’s birthplace “Obama”.



Antonym of shore. Boat fishing. Mainly lure fishing by boat.


offset hook

This hook has a wider length than a regular hook, and the back of the eye is bent at a right angle to reduce the chance of the worm getting caught or shifting.


open water

An open area with no obstacles on the water surface.



Intertwining with other anglers’ traps.



A fishing method for catching spear squid that has long been used in the San’in and Hokuriku regions.

Slightly different from Ikametal, the weight seems to be set in the middle of the mechanism.

Unlike vertical Ikametal, he mainly uses spinning reels. A fishing method that allows you to catch relatively large fish.


Weight load

The weight of a weight that a rod, etc., can withstand by design.


dutch fishing

Freshwater sabiki fishing for fish such as Oikawa.


albright knot

An old method of tying together thick and thin threads.

Used for tying with Bimini Twist and tying fly lines.



unit of weight. 1 ounce = approximately 28g. A unit mainly used for lure fishing.



Parts that make up the rod. The part where the line passes. Ranks vary depending on the material.


migratory fish

Fish that migrate depending on the season in search of a place with a suitable temperature.

Most move in groups. Generally speaking, blue fish such as horse mackerel and bonito are representative, but perch and sea bass, which go back and forth between shallow and deep waters, are also types of migratory fish.



Count the number of artificial baits when sinking them during lure fishing or egging.

Depending on its length, the depth through which the lure passes will vary. After that, the number to be counted will be adjusted depending on the situation of Uoshin.



The part at the tip of the needle. A protrusion that prevents the hook from coming out easily after hooking a fish. Barb.


spare spool

Replacing the part of the reel where the line is wound (spool).

Not only spinning reels but also baitcasting reels are available.


bait fishing

Fishing from a fixed boat (skein) or raft.

The main target is black sea bream and red sea bream.


Almost up

An area where there is a slope from deep water to shallow water.

A place that can be a first-class point for various types of fishing.



An area where rivers flow into the sea. Often in brackish waters.

It also becomes a habitat for a variety of fish.


Basket fishing

Fishing involves filling a special basket with nets, krill, boiled fish, and other fish attractants and throwing them in to target horse mackerel, red sea bream, amberjack, etc.

It is mainly enjoyed from the embankment and rocky shore.


umbrella needle

Egi needle. Kanna.


Visible Light Transmittance

The degree to which light passes through polarized glasses. At 0%, it’s pitch black, and at 100%, it’s the same as the naked eye.


Skein fishing

Fishing carried out using a small boat moored or anchored in a place with calm waves, such as in a bay.


behind the wind

A place where the wind is blocked by mountains, rocks, breakwaters, etc., making it easy to fish.



A term that refers to the size of a fish, and includes both length and weight.



It indicates the fish’s appetite and movement, and the more active the fish, the faster the fish tends to be caught.

Activity fluctuates depending on various factors such as tide, time of day, weather, water temperature, and food availability.



This method of fishing by hand using artificial bait called “bake” is popular in the Kanto region.



This is a method of fishing that uses special tools to hook fish such as short-tailed puffers, and is extremely popular in Tokyo Bay.



This refers to areas covered with trees or grass, or the shadows of underwater obstacles, where small fish and crustaceans, which are the food of fish eaters, tend to hide.


curve fall

When sinking a lure or egi, it is a technique that applies tension so that it sinks while curving toward the angler instead of directly below.



It is a needle with lead attached to it, and it is said to have originated in Tosa.


carbon rod

It is the current mainstream material for fishing rods, and is light and strong.



It is derived from the act of biting down small weights such as Gandama and Jintan with one’s teeth, and the weight can be fixed by sandwiching a Harris or similar object into the crack.


empty spool

It is the empty plastic spool after the line has been wound onto the reel, and is also called a makigara.



It refers to the movement of water caused by tides, ocean currents, and the effects of inflows, outflows, and wind in freshwater environments.


gun ball

It is a weight that is mainly attached to a Harris or Michi thread, and it is generally spherical in shape and has a crack.

Secure the line by inserting it into this crack.

In addition, “G” is the initial letter of Gandama, and is sometimes used in notations such as G2 and G5.


low tide

This is the time when the tide is at its lowest, and refers to the state in which the water level drops.


Giga horse mackerel

This is a common name for horse mackerel over 40 cm.


listen to it

When the fish is opaque, this is a technique that allows you to feel a small but clear hit by moving the rod slowly and applying line tension.



Refers to earthworms.


artificial bait

Refers to tools that resemble bait for fish, earthworms, shrimp, etc., such as lures, baits, and worms.


brackish water

It refers to a body of water where freshwater and seawater are mixed, near the border between the sea and rivers.



When the buoyancy of the weights and gun balls balances the horizontal line in the middle of the float, the float sinks to that line.



This refers to the minimum size determined by a tournament or event, and keeper cracking means immediate release.



Refers to the act of throwing a lure or device.


catch and release

This refers to releasing the caught fish on the spot.


gear ratio

It represents the rotation ratio of the reel; the higher it is, the more length it can wind in one rotation, and conversely, the lower it is, the shorter the length it can wind.



It is a space like a room inside a fishing boat, and some are large enough for people to sleep and relax.



It is a special tool used to pull large or heavy fish that cannot be caught with a ball net onto a boat or onto land, and is also sometimes used for squid fishing.


carolina rig

This is a fishing device where you thread a line through a hollow weight such as a bullet sinker and tie it to the leader using a monkey hook.


91 tone

This refers to a rod with a 9:1 bend.


fish trust

This refers to the normal “hit” when a fish bites the bait or lure.


fish finder

An abbreviation for fish finder, which is a device that detects the position and size of fish, the shape of the bottom, and water temperature.



This refers to the area around the base of a breakwater or rocky shore, where fish may hide.



This refers to a condition in which the line is bent and easily breaks.

This term is also used for wire.



This belt is worn around the waist when fighting large fish, and the fulcrum is fixed even during long and intense fights, reducing fatigue and reducing the burden on the lower back.


take a bite out of it

Normally, when a fish eats bait, the rod tip and line are pulled, but if the fish bites without poking downward and continues upwards, this is a phenomenon in which the rod tip becomes loose or the line becomes dandruff.


It’s satisfying

It means being able to catch a lot of fish.



This refers to a situation where fish are present but do not use their mouths and are unable to be caught.


mouth weight

It refers to attaching a weight such as a gun ball to the tip of the needle.


broken mouth

This refers to a situation where after hooking a fish, the fish’s mouth is cut during the exchange and the hook comes off.


cushion rubber

By setting it between the line and the fish, you can expect the effect of preventing the fish’s mouth from breaking due to excessive tension.


glass rod

This fishing rod is made of glass fiber material, and although it is heavier than carbon, it has high tenacity.



Refers to cracks and cracks.



This is a part of the bait reel, and when it is turned off, the spool will spin freely and the line will come out.

The clutch may be disengaged (turned OFF) when casting or dropping a tackle when fishing from a boat.



A type of soft lure, referring to a caterpillar-shaped worm.



This is a fishing method that uses crankbaits to survey a wide area.



It is a type of hard lure mainly used for black bass fishing.

Depending on the type, when you reel it, it may dive and reach the bottom.


clear water

It refers to clear water with high transparency, which increases the vigilance of fish.



It refers to the waterway and is known as a spot for black bass, catfish, and snakehead fish.



This is a viscous lubricant used for reel maintenance, and is applied to the parts that come in contact with surfaces such as gears.



This refers to the grip part of the rod, and the material used is EVA or cork.


clinch knot

This is one of the knots used to tie the line to a lure or monkey.



Refers to fluorescent purple.

This color converts ultraviolet rays into visible light, and when exposed to ultraviolet rays, it emits a blue-white color, making it effective even in deep waters.



It refers to the area between the tip of the needle and the shaft of the needle.



A box-shaped or cylindrical wharf made of reinforced concrete.


Binding strength

Refers to the strength of knots such as line-to-line or line-to-sarkhan.



Refers to fishing results other than the favorite.



It is a needle made to resemble an insect by wrapping hair around it, and is mainly used for mountain stream fishing.


chemical light

This refers to psyllium, which has the property of emitting light when broken into a stick, making it very useful for night fishing.



Refers to frog fishing.


Needle with Ken

This needle is designed to make it difficult for the bait to come off the hook, and it has one or two protrusions on the outside.



①It is used as a unit of weight, and 1 size is calculated as approximately 3.75g. ②It is also used as a unit of line thickness, and the larger the number, the thicker it becomes, but it is not necessarily equivalent to the strength.


ice tightening

This method involves immediately tightening small fish such as horse mackerel at the spot where you catch them.You can keep them fresh by putting ice and seawater in a cooler box to cool them down, and then placing the caught fish in the ice water.



It is a live bait similar to earthworms, and is one of the standard baits.

It has many different names, including stone bug, rock deco, and sand bug.


neap tide

It refers to a state in which the difference between high and low tides is minimal, and is the antonym of spring tide, which occurs 1 to 3 days after the waxing moon or waning moon.



It refers to a fish that is as small as a leaf on a tree, and is also called a copperfish.


powder bait

Fish attractants are powdered baits that are used for scattering and feeding, and are mainly mixed with water.



Refers to bait that has the effect of attracting fish.


Gomoku fishing

This refers to catching five or more types of fish in one fishing trip.


Gori roll

This refers to continuing to reel the reel as hard as you can while the fish is hooked.



It refers to a large round stone.


Gorota field

It is an area with many round stones, and is considered an important hiding spot for small fish and crustaceans when fishing.



site phishing

It is the act of catching the fish you can see, and you fish while observing the fish.



A rod-shaped tool needed for fishing.


rod head

This refers to the person who caught the most favorite fish out of all the people on board the recreational fishing boat.


rod butt

Refers to the most original part of the rod.


reverse tide

The current flows in the opposite direction of the wind, making fishing difficult.


Tip thread

It refers to the thread attached to the end of the road thread, and includes shock leaders.


How things are going

This indicates the flexibility of the rod and is expressed as a ratio such as 9:1, 8:2, or 7:3.

The tip of the rod is slightly soft and bites firmly, so it is easy to notice the hit.


Search fishing

This is a fishing method in which the bait is dropped and searched for, mainly at the feet, and it is a style of finding bites while walking.


low tide

Refers to the tidal current and time period from high tide to low tide.



It represents a slightly cloudy condition, which can increase fish activity.



It is the larva of a fly and is the bait used when fishing for smelt.



Refers to the bait attached to the needle.



It refers to floating in the water, and this applies to lines, lures, etc.



It is a device with skins, willies, fish skin, etc. attached to multiple hooks, and is a method of fishing that uses it to target horse mackerel and other fish.



Refers to a method of fishing in which a tackle is dragged with a rod, such as by casting.



It refers to the sandy beach, and is a place where you can aim for kisses and flounder.



Refers to the water surface or near the water surface.


surf trolling

This is a method of fishing in which you cast a bow horn far from the sandy beach and drag it along the surface layer to target blue objects.



Refers to hairtail fishing with jigging.



This is a measure to prevent backlash by lightly holding the line with your fingers when casting.



It is a rocky place where waves and tides hit it, creating a white foam that contains a lot of air and plankton, making it a great fishing spot.



It is a metal device that connects threads, and is mainly used to connect michiito and hari.

Also called swivel.



It is a useful tool mainly used for cast fishing on sandy beaches, and has a similar shape to a camera tripod and is used to set up a fishing rod. This prevents sand from getting inside the reel when placing the rod, attaching bait, or changing the bait.



This is the time when fish are most active, and this is the moment when their activity increases.

There are many factors that influence this.


rocky shore

A rocky shore that is connected to the land and has characteristics different from offshore rocks.



It is an action that moves the lure or worm by shaking the tip of the rod.



This is an area where fish tend to gather due to man-made structures such as piers and trees, as well as areas with shadows.


Tide through

It refers to a place where the current is good and there is movement, and if the current is good, there will be more fishing opportunities.


tide stagnation

This is a phenomenon in which the movement of the tide stops, such as at high tide or low tide, and because the tide stops flowing, you won’t be able to fish as much.


Around the tide

This refers to the fluctuation of the tides over a 15-day period, and includes spring tides, middle tides, neap tides, long tides, and young tides.


Tide table

It is synonymous with “tide table” and is a table that allows you to check the ebb and flow times and the size of the tide on a daily and hourly basis.



Plankton gathers at the boundary where two currents meet, making it a great fishing spot.



It is a component of the needle and line used to catch fish, and it varies depending on the type of fish, fishing method, and fishing location.


straight rig

It is a type of device in which a sinker is attached directly to the hook (mainly offset hook).



This is a fishing method in which a metal jig, which is a metal lure, is dropped from a boat and raised to catch a big fish.


jig head

This is a tool with a lead attached to the hook eye, and is mainly needed when using worms.



This refers to mid-strike with a rubber jig.


stormy weather

It refers to the state of the sea becoming rough due to inclement weather.



Also called a charter, it refers to the use of a ship exclusively for one group.


Lower roll

This refers to the thread used to raise the bottom of the reel spool, and is used to adjust the thread to reduce the level difference between the spool edge and the spool edge when winding thin thread onto the reel.

Not used for actual fishing.


Shitte rope

A rope to prevent fishing equipment from falling, and is sometimes used in combination with a shitte belt.


sea ​​bass

This mainly refers to the Japanese perch, which is a typical target for sea lure fishing.



It refers to processing the fish you catch on the spot, and by properly tightening it, you can eat it fresh and delicious.



It refers to sinking waters and sinking roots.



This is a technique that gives lures and worms a large movement action by moving the tip of the rod.



It refers to minnows and worms that are specialized for jerks.



This is a fishing method in which you add movement to lures, jigs, etc. by swinging the rod up and down.

Jigging requires synchronized movement not only with the rod but also with the reel.



A small lure with a flat body and a long lip.



It refers to shallow water or places where the water is not very deep.



This refers to the part from the tip of the needle to the end of the needle.


career fish

It refers to fish whose names change depending on their growth, such as mullet or yellowtail.



It is one of the rigs for targeting black bass, and refers to a Texas rig that moves instantly.

It is a fishing method in which a thick straight worm is Texas-rigged using only a sinker and a hook, and was named by professional Shunsuke Eguchi.



This refers to fishing from the shore or shore. This is the opposite of offshore.


shore jigging

It is a form of jigging performed from the shore, and is a fishing method in which you cast a relatively small metal jig to target migratory fish and flatfish.


shore blue

It refers to blue fish caught from land, and the main targets are amberjack and yellowtail.


shore red

It refers to red sea bream caught from land or the method of fishing.


shock leader

Mainly in lure fishing, it is attached to the Harris part of the PE line when it is used as a trail line, and by attaching a leader, it has the role of preventing the PE line from slipping on the back, slipping in the river, or breaking.


short bite

This refers to a situation where the bite is shallow and the hook is poor.


white shrimp

Also called Moebi, it is a freshwater shrimp.

In the Kansai region, it is used as bait and bait in shrimp scattering fishing for perch, rockfish, and chinook.


white tide

A phenomenon similar to blue tides, caused by the mass die-off of certain species of plankton.

This causes the seawater to turn cloudy in color.


Butt pad

A hip guard is a must-have item for rock fishing.

This is useful to prevent clothes from getting torn or getting injured when sitting or moving on the beach.



It is a weight, and it is mainly called in lure fishing.



Refers to lures and lines that sink in the water.


nerve tightening

This is one way to close the fish to bring it home fresh.

By using a special tool to destroy the nerves and delaying the passage of signals sent from the brain into the body, rigor mortis is delayed and the fish can be brought home in a fresher state.



It is one of the lures used for bass fishing, and has a propeller at the base of the hook, which creates a natural charm with sound and ripples.



Sarkhan is a metal fitting that connects lines.



A fluttery rubber material used for rubber jigs, spinnerbaits, tie rubbers, etc.



It is a container that holds the fish you have caught, and is placed in the water near your feet.



One of the lure casting techniques is to pass the lure through an overhang or other place so that it bounces on the water surface.



It is a thin rubber material that is wrapped around the hook for Sabiki fishing, and comes in a variety of colors and is used as an artificial bait.


The bell becomes

It refers to the appearance of many fish being hooked to a sabiki trap, and comes from the appearance of fish clustering together like Kagura bells when lifted into the air.



Fishing gear used for squid fishing includes Ukisutte and Lead Sutte.

Targets include spear squid, Japanese cuttlefish, and cuttlefish.



In lure fishing, it refers to keeping the lure stationary without winding the reel.


stop & go

Lure fishing is a technique in which you repeat winding the reel, stopping it, winding it, and stopping it, and the movement changes depending on the speed of reeling and the time you keep it stopped, and you can use it depending on the situation.


stop fishing

It refers to the end of fishing, and is also called “nozo”.



This term refers to an obstacle and is mainly used in lure fishing.

A general term for obstacles, including those that can be seen with the naked eye and those that are underwater.



This is a tool that connects the fish to a rope by passing special metal fittings through its mouth and gills to keep it alive under water.



It refers to one movement of the rod or one movement of the lure.


Sand slide

This twisted line is mainly used for cast fishing, and is used to prevent fishing equipment from getting tangled.



The metal fittings easily connect the line and lure, making it easy to change lures.


spiral fall

This is a phenomenon in which metal jigs, etc. sink in a circular motion in the water, and the spiral-like sedimentation makes them more appealing.


super light jigging

A popular method of fishing for grunts with jigs. Metal jigs of approximately 40 to 60 g are mainly used, and lure fishing from a boat targets a variety of fish.



This is a situation where the hook is hooked but no fish is hooked and only the hook remains and comes up, which also refers to pulling the nest hook.


spinner bait

A lure for bass, with a blade and something like a rubber jig attached to a wire.

They generally have one or two blades, and their shape makes them difficult to snag, making them very useful as pilot lures.


spinning reel

This is a commonly used representative reel that can be used for a variety of purposes, from small to large.

It is easier to throw than a double-axis reel, is good at reeling quickly, and has fewer line troubles.


spine onion

Jigging uses a spinning reel to target groundfish, and is mainly practiced in the San’in region.

It is also sometimes called negging from root fish + ing.


split shot rig

It is a device for bass fishing and mebaring, in which a sinker like a gun ball is attached a little distance from the hook with the worm set.

It is known as a device that is easy to use even for beginners.


split ring

A metal ring for attaching hooks to lures and jigs.



The part inside the reel where the line is wound.



This is a metal lure that is mainly used when targeting trout-type fish.



This refers to the spawning season for black bass.

The first half is called prespawn, and the second half is called afterspawn.



Abbreviation for small rubber jig, which refers to a small size rubber jig.



Line slug, also called line slug, refers to the slack in the line that occurs after casting and before winding the reel.


Sururu Sururu

It is a type of fishing that originated in Okinawa, in which a fishing rod used in Okinawa is set in a completely floating device that does not use a float stopper, and is floated from a rocky shore.

It has features that allow you to aim for big things.



Refers to the act of fishing by dragging along the bottom during cast fishing or lure fishing.



This refers to a situation where the hook is hooked onto a part of the fish’s body rather than the mouth.


Thread needle

The barbless needle has the characteristic that it is easy to stick and hang, but it comes off as soon as the tension is released.



This refers to a state in which the fish becomes more wary and loses sight of lures and bait.


slow taper

It refers to the body condition, and when the rod is bent, it bends as a whole, and generally has characteristics of stickiness and power.



It refers to a place in a river where the water is shallow and the current is rapid, or a rocky reef zone or rocky shore.



In sweetfish fishing, this refers to the condition in which the hook gets caught on the back of a wild sweetfish.



In offshore fishing, it refers to moving to another shore.



This refers to when something like a haris hits the rapids and causes it to break easily or break.


overnight stay

It refers to sleeping on the spot when fishing off the coast.



In offshore fishing, it refers to the use of a ferry to move to the shore.



It refers to 100 fish.


lateral line

These sensory organs are arranged in a row on both sides of the fish body, and are responsible for sensing water flow and water pressure.



It refers to young flounder, and depending on the region, it generally refers to individuals under 40 cm.


rough bottom

This refers to a state in which the ocean floor is rolled up by a typhoon or heavy storm.


bottom tide

Refers to tidal currents near the ocean floor.


bottoming out

This refers to a state where the bait, mainly lead, has reached the sea floor, and may even reach the bottom.



It refers to fish that live near the ocean floor, and includes stone sea bream, stone sea bream, and porgy.


cut the bottom

This refers to the act of slightly floating a device (mainly lead) from the seabed.


sleeve needle

It is a small, slender rod intended for small items, and is often used for sabiki gimmicks.


soft lure

Refers to lures made of soft material.


solid tip

It refers to a tip made of stuffed material instead of being empty.


solid ring

Also known as weld rings, they are used in conjunction with split rings to help attach hooks to lures and jigs, and to facilitate changing lures and jigs.


salt lure

It is a special lure made especially for use in the sea.



tide graph

Refers to tides and tide tables.


tide pool

A tidal pool that forms in the hollow of a rocky shore during low tide.


sea ​​bream thai

is part of the bone of a sea bream and has a shape similar to that of a sea bream.

It is also sometimes called “Taichu Tai”.



It is a type of boat lure fishing that mainly targets red sea bream using lures with weights, skirts, hooks, and ties.

It is recommended as an introductory course and is popular nationwide.


down cross

In rivers, mountain streams, etc., it refers to casting a lure downstream against the current.

This is also called “downstream.”


downshot rig

Also known as an undershot rig, it is one of the rigs for bass fishing.

By setting a sinker on the tip side of the hook, you can float the worm slightly off the bottom while fishing.


High cut

This refers to cutting from the thread, not from the Harris or leader part.


Dagochin fishing

The main method of raft fishing is to wrap the fish in a dango and drop it to the seabed.

This is a method of fishing in which fish are attracted to the dango that melts, and when it breaks, a tsukee comes out inside the smoke screen, and the fish use its mouth.

It is especially common to aim for black sea bream, and when fishing with a float, it is called float fishing.


just roll

It is one of the lure techniques and involves simply winding the reel.

However, depending on the speed and how you move it, the layer the lure passes through changes, and requires a deep level of skill.



Refers to water depth.



It refers to fishing by entering the water, such as in the surf or on a riverbank.



Refers to all fishing equipment.

It generally includes rods and reels, but it can also refer to a wide range of fishing equipment, including small items.


Vertical fishing

This is a fishing method that takes advantage of the characteristics of farmed fish, and captures managed fishing spots with an action that mimics the slow sinking of pellets.


dirt action

This technique involves moving the lure violently from side to side so that the small fish can escape.



It refers to the depth of the water, or it can also refer to the layer where the fish are swimming (the layer you are targeting).


Tough condition

This refers to a situation in which all conditions such as water temperature, air temperature, water quality, wind, waves, etc., reduce the appetite of fish and make fishing difficult.


double hook

The advantage is that it has two needles attached to the lure, so there are fewer snags.


double line

A technique that doubles the line to increase its strength, such as Bimini Twist.


jade pattern

This refers to the part of the handle of the net that scoops up the caught fish.



It refers to the net or ball net that scoops up the caught fish.



It refers to the part from the tip of the rod to the needle before feeding, and also includes the part hanging from the end of the needle when insect bait is used.



This refers to the phenomenon in which the upper and lower waters switch places due to seasonal changes in water temperature.



A rare metal. It is used as a material for lures such as weights and metal jigs.

Due to its high specific gravity, it is heavy even for the same size, and although it has the feature of making jigs smaller, it is expensive.


Become Dango

This refers to the formation of knots due to tangled threads.


tankob game

Fishing is aimed at blackfish, and mainly uses jig heads.


blood match

It refers to the reddish-black body located at the boundary between the abdomen and the back.



This refers to the fish following the lure.


power thread

It is a line that plays the role of a leader tied to the end of the PE line in cast fishing, and it has the role of softening the impact when casting.



This is the act of tying the line so that it forms a loop at the end.


staggered action

This refers to an action where the lure momentarily loses its balance during regular movement, causing a small fish to panic.



It is a fishing method that uses lures to target black sea bream (chinu), and is a coined word of “chinu + ing”.



This refers to the part where the needle Harris is tied.



This refers to chartering a boat for boat fishing.

It is also called a tailor ship.



A lure with a specially shaped blade on the head of a rubber jig.



It is the remains of a submerged river, and refers to the river-like hollowed out part of the bottom of a dam, etc.



It refers to shallow water where the flow of a river is slow.


Air fishing

This refers to fishing in the middle layer.



It is a hollow material and is used for tubular tips.


A little throw

Unlike full-fledged cast fishing, it refers to fishing using simple tackle such as compact rods and lure rods.

Weights are also generally light, and this is a style of fishing without having to cast far.


tide level

It refers to the height of sea level and rises and falls with the tides.


Fishing results

Refers to the achievements and results of fishing.


fishing trip

It means going fishing.



It refers to the softness and bending of the rod, and includes tip tone, main tone, and body tone.


tidal table

It is a table that shows tide growth, such as ebb and flow times, water depth, spring tides and long tides, and is also called a tide table.


lantern fishing

When there are obstacles in the sky, such as in a mountain stream, you can fish by holding out the rod horizontally and using a short device from the tip of the rod to the water surface.


Direct connection

It refers to tying threads together without using a sarukan or the like.


Thong hook

This method uses a small amount of insect bait or worms inserted into the needle, and is characterized by good movement.


flyer needle

It is a device used for sweetfish fishing, and it is not a hook type, but has 3 to 4 hooks tied in series, and is also used as a bait for catching flounder.


Chirori insect

It is an insect bait mainly used for kiss fishing, and is useful for cast fishing and kiss fishing from a boat, and its strong scent is its appeal.


chihuahua knot

Refers to the knot used when attaching the thread to the tip of a long pole or mountain stream pole.



Unlike a swinging rod, it is a type of rod that can be connected (passed) and stretched, and is called a nantsugi.



There is a joint between the rod parts called a komi, which maintains the strength of the joint rod.

This is also called a ferrule.



Refers to the bait that is attached to the needle.



It refers to catching 10 or more fish, and comes from the fact that you can’t catch 1, 2, 9 or more fish.


pot removal

Also known as gill removal or tube removal, it is a method of removing the internal organs and gills of a fish using a chopstick or other utensils without cutting into the belly.


Fishing seat

It refers to the place or position where you fish.


Angler’s Declaration

This is a declaration regarding rules and etiquette for anglers, announced on October 25, 2013 by the Japan Fishing Promotion Association.


fishing pond

It is an artificially created place where fish are released and fish can be caught, and various types of fishing fish can be enjoyed in ponds, lakes, rivers, and the sea.



This is a common term for fishing for crabfish, and it refers to the feeling when the tip of the float sinks into the water by about one scale.


day game

This refers to fishing that takes place during the day.



Refers to the act of dipping a lure or float into a urethane coat, etc.



Refers to the tip or tip of the rod.


tip run

It is one of the fishing methods for targeting bluefin squid from a boat, and is characterized by detecting hits with the tip.



Refers to deep water or areas with deep water.



This refers to the act of throwing in a bait or lure and then retrieving it, and whether there is a catch or not, the act of throwing it in again immediately.


hand hook

A device used for tightening fish or pulling up large fish, and generally has a wooden handle with a metal hook attached.



It refers to a large individual of stone sea bream, and is also called oban.


hand sensitivity

This refers to the hit or discomfort that is transmitted to your hand from the rod or line, and being able to feel the invisible hit with your hands will improve your fishing results.


Compatible line

This refers to a line that matches the strength of the rod and minimizes the risk of rod damage and breakage.


texas rig

This is a device used for bass fishing, and it is common to use a bullet sinker to drag the bottom after casting.



Refers to fishing line.



This is an abbreviation for “Tektekto Rolling” and refers to a method of fishing in which you drop a device or lure on a seawall or breakwater and fish while walking.


dead slow retrieve

By winding the reel at an extremely slow speed, this method is effective even when the fish are less active, such as when fishing with lures.


iron plate vibrator

It is a common name for metal vibration in sea bass fishing.



This refers to wave-dissipating blocks installed on breakwaters, etc., and is slippery and dangerous, so careful equipment and caution are required when fishing.


tapered line

It is a line that gradually gets thicker and is used as a road line or power line for cast fishing, or as a shock leader for lures.



This is a reel that is wound by hand, and is a term used to distinguish it from an electric reel that is wound manually.


on hand

It refers to fishing with a fishing rod in hand, and is used to distinguish it from a fishing rod.



It is a tool used to catch spear squid and Japanese squid, and is mainly made using electric floats.

We use plastic fishing gear for yellowfin eel and fillet fish.


tail walk

This refers to a state in which a fish moves wildly with its tail on the surface of the water.



This is a traditional Japanese fishing method that uses hair burrs, and is unique in that it does not use a reel.


electric float

This refers to a float that emits light by inserting a lithium battery, etc.



Electric jigging is a fishing method in which jigging is performed using an electric reel, and special tackle is available.


train knot

This is the most widely known method used for tying threads together, and involves bumping the knots together to create a secure knot, similar to how a train is tied together.


ceiling thread

It is a special thread that can be attached to the tip of the fish so that it does not get tangled, and is mainly used for mountain streams and sweetfish fishing.



It refers to the level of tension and is used in expressions such as “don’t loosen the line tension.”


electric reel

It is a reel that uses electricity to wind up line. Large reels are used for boat fishing, and small reels are sometimes used for smelt fishing.



A tool used for cast fishing, basket fishing, and boat fishing.It is mainly made of metal and has the role of preventing entanglements.



This is a fishing device that mainly targets red sea bream, and is a device that combines lead and a hook.


Casting net

A net used to catch fish in rivers or the sea.



This is one of the techniques used in lure fishing, where you wind the reel while shaking the tip, giving action to the lure.


fuselage mechanism

It is a device consisting of a main thread and edas, and multiple needles are attached to it.

Since the weight is attached at the bottom, it is suitable for fishing by poking the seabed.


current age fish

Fish born in that year are also called Deki.


no year

It refers to fish that are too old to be counted, and is mainly used for large fish.

It is also called “nennashi”.


Torso condition

This refers to the property of a rod that when bent, the entire rod bends around the center of the rod.

Also called middle tone.


How is it?

Refers to the area near the helm or in the center of a ship.

It is also known as the name of the fishing seat used when fishing on a boat.



It refers to using a boat to cross a river or sea.


dog walk

This is an action in which the pencil bait lure swims while swinging from side to side, which is done by repeatedly twitching.

This action is called a “dog walk” because it looks like a dog walking.


top water

Lures that point to the water surface and swim on the surface are also called “topwater plugs.”


top guide

Refers to the guide attached to the very tip of the rod.


skipping float

It is a float for throwing tackle far away, and is usually used separately from Atariuki.



This term refers to earthworms of the Pteratomythus family, which are different from “pheasants.”



It refers to the rear of a boat and is used as part of the fishing seat in boat fishing.

The last one is also called “Odomo”.



It refers to a container in which Otori Ayu is placed and submerged in the river.


friend fishing

It is a fishing method that takes advantage of the fish’s habit of swimming, and involves a fish with a hook attached to it that enters the wild sweetfish’s sandbox, and the wild sweetfish that tries to drive away the fish hook.



It is a general term for trout, and is mainly used for lure fishing.

Rainbow trout refers to rainbow trout.



This function reverses the reel’s spool (thread winding part) to prevent line breaks.

Must be set before fishing.



This is the action of pulling a fish caught on a hook into your hand, and refers to scooping it up with a ball net and keeping it in your hand.


treble hook

These are three anchor-shaped needles attached to the lure.



This refers to the sight of seabirds chasing schools of fish and attacking them when they jump to the surface.

Blue fish, sea bass, dolphin fish, etc. may gather under the toriyama.



Refers to hooks, worms, etc. that are attached after the lure.


Toro field

This refers to an area where the flow of water hits something and the current is weak and there is a certain depth of water.



Abbreviation for dragonfly jigging, which refers to jigging aimed at albacore tuna (commonly known as dragonflies).

Yellowfin tuna and amberjack are also eligible.



nylon line

A line made of nylon material

Nylon line is highly flexible and can expand and contract considerably depending on the force you apply to it.

Its abrasion resistance is comparable to fluorocarbon and other materials.

Also, the feel of the hit due to its elasticity is somewhat dull.



In boat fishing, the act of passing a fishing spot by using the power of the wind or tide.


middle tide

It is characterized by a large difference between high and low tides around the tide that comes after the spring tide. Like spring tide, this is a time when you can expect good fishing results.



One to two days after the first and last quarter of the year, the difference in high and low tides decreases significantly, and the tidal fluctuations become more gradual.

During this period, at the end of the neap tide (the 10th and 25th of the lunar calendar), the same tidal conditions appear to continue for a long time.


Inside weight

A weight with a hole in the center for passing the thread through.


Middle rod

A rod with a structure that allows the thread to pass through the inside of the rod.

Also called interline rod or inner guide rod by some manufacturers.



Calm sea conditions with no wind or waves. It is also sometimes described as a calming calm.


Beach fishing

A form of float fishing that targets black sea bream from the sandy beach.


Calm down

The activity of fish decreases in calm conditions.


Throw fishing

A method of fishing that uses a reel and casts the bait far away, mainly used in sea fishing.


Fit in

The contraption sinks down to the needle and becomes almost in a straight line.

This makes it less susceptible to the effects of wind, waves, currents, etc., and is the state where the possibility of hitting the target is highest.


natural water

A lake formed naturally due to tectonic movements or volcanic activity.


natural drift

Allowing food and hair to flow naturally, just as if the original food were flowing. Also, fishing methods based on it.


73 tone

A rod with a 7:3 bend.



A state in which small fish are chased to the surface of the water and large fish are hunted.



A type of jointed rod in which each piece is combined into a single rod.


soft tone

A word that refers to a soft tone.


The fish you missed is big.

proverb. When you almost get something but run away, what you lost seems better than it really is. This is a common experience among anglers.


Two-stage float

This is a cone-shaped float mainly used for gray fishing, and is a method of fishing in which two floats are set, one for throwing the device and the other for sensing the strike of the fish.

It is said to be resistant to strong winds and double tides.


day ticket

Fishing ticket valid for one day only. Valid only on date of purchase.


Two tides

A state where the currents are different in the upper and lower layers.

It is generally considered difficult to catch.



A fly (hair needle) that refers to the larva of an aquatic insect or imitates it.


sewing stitch

Attaching bait by puncturing it with a needle.



Common name for rice bran. It is mainly used as a grouper for scattering bait and dango bait, and due to its specific gravity, it is widely used for fishing for chinook.


pull out

To pull up a caught fish using only a rod without using a net.

Care must be taken as this may cause damage to the rod.



Obstacles that exist at the bottom of the water.



A word that refers to wild fish.


nail sinker

A sinker (weight) that has a screw-like shape.

It is used by inserting it into the head of a worm, etc.


sleeping float

A float used lying on the surface of the water.

When the fish feels a hit, the float rises. Suitable for distinguishing between favorite fish and small fish.


root catch

A condition in which the device gets caught on an obstacle on the bottom of the water.



Rod-shaped rubber that makes up tie rubber.

They come in a variety of shapes, lengths, and colors, including straight and curly types.


Neko rig

A rig in which a nail-shaped nail sinker is embedded in the head of a straight type worm, and a trout bari is hung near the center of the worm.


root fish

A general term for fish that live in rocky reefs, such as scorpionfish, rockfish, rockfish, and greenlings. Also sometimes called “rockfish”.



Where black bass spawn.



The act of fishing by intentionally targeting nests and intimidating bass that protect their eggs.


root misalignment

Damage caused by the line rubbing against obstacles on the seabed.


neck light

Unlike a headlamp, this is a light that is worn around the neck.

Suitable for illuminating your hands.



The needle tip is curved inward, so the needle is designed to be easier to hang around the mouth with less snags.

It is difficult for the fish to come off.


Kneaded bait

Bait mixed with water. It is mainly used as bait and bait.


Annual ticket

Fishing ticket valid for 1 year. If the fishing season is open, you can fish for one year.


no year

A fish so old that its age cannot be counted.

It is mainly related to black sea bream and is also called “toshinashi”.


wild sweetfish

In friend fishing, a word that refers to sweetfish other than Otori.



A type of top water lure that makes the surface of the water look lively.


Delivery rod

To put away the rod, in other words, to end fishing.



To tie the caught fish alive.


no sinker

One of the rigs for bass fishing.

A rig that simply attaches the worm to the hook without using weights.

You can cast using only the weight of the worm and hook to create more natural movements.



It is described as a state in which the fish’s pull is strong and the rod tip is pulled into the water.



Raise the tip of the rod while feeling the weight of the fish.

Adjust as if you were putting a fish on the rod.



Active appetite period before spawning.

This is the period when fish move from deep water to shallow water.



A word that refers to how to tie threads and knots in general.


no name knot

One of the knots used to connect the PR line and shock leader.

Although it is simple, it is expected to be strong.


no fish

Not being able to catch a single fish.


Extension rod

It is a fishing method that uses a stretched fishing rod, and is mainly used in freshwater to target crucian carp, carp, haya, rockfish, etc.

A style without a reel seat.


wild wrasse

It refers to the Japanese herbfish that lives in natural ponds and lakes that are not managed fishing spots.


Nomase fishing

A form of fishing in which you use small horse mackerel as bait and aim for big fish.

It is also called swim fishing.


Shared ride

The opposite of fishing, where multiple groups share a boat.

Individuals can also participate.


get on

Fish, squid, octopus, etc. caught on the hook.



A term used to refer to fish that do not reach keep size in black bass fishing tournaments.

Abbreviation for no keeper.



Desolate place

A situation in which anglers frequently change places at the same fishing spot, resulting in fewer fish and increased vigilance.


Mixed bait

Artificially blended bait used for scattering bait, etc.


high season

This is the best season to catch your target fish. It varies depending on the fish and location, such as the rough eating period before spawning and when highly migratory fish come ashore.



A vise used to secure the hook when winding the fly.


Part-Time Job

Fish biting the lure. Atari.


bite marker

Adding colors or marks to the body of the lure to make it easier for fish to bite.



A plug that vibrates finely underwater.


high pressure

Fish become more wary due to various factors. This occurs especially in areas where there are many anglers.


pilot lure

A lure to judge the situation that day.

You can check the reactions of fish and the direction of the wind.



①A word that refers to a rocky shore or a rocky reef on the ocean floor.

②The name of Oikawa in Kansai.



When fishing with a flat rod, the part where the total length of the contraption, which is the combination of the line and the Harris, is longer than the length of the rod.


starburst fishing

A form of Dango fishing. Wrap the bait in a dango and drop it to the bottom.

It is also strong in picking up bait, and its dango is effective at attracting fish.


Baku fishing

Catch a large amount of fish.



An artificial bait made from fish skin, etc. on a hook. Something that resembles a nettle, shrimp, or small fish.



An angler aiming for black bass.



A fish hooked on a hook is seen running away.



A technique that uses a spinnerbait by pulling it on the surface.



A wire bait with wings that look like large metal propellers.



Lure fishing for gobies using crankbaits.


vertical jigging

A jigging method in which a jig is dropped vertically from a boat and raised up.



Vertical contact aging.

One of the ways to target horse mackerel using a lure from a boat.

It is different from regular ajing because it involves dropping heavy weights vertically.


Missing drumsticks

A lugworm crawls out of the muddy bottom and floats in the water to spawn.

You will be able to catch sea bass etc.


figure eight knot

How to tie a knot when making a chichihua. Eight knots.



A completely waterproof bag that can store bait and fishing equipment.



The place where water flows into the upper reaches of a dam lake and collides with the dammed water. This area is rich in fish because of its fresh water supply.



Line troubles that occur when using baitcasting reels, etc.

This problem tends to occur when the line release speed due to spool rotation exceeds the lure’s flight speed.


pack rod

A fishing rod with an increased number of joints to shorten its dimensions when stored.



The base part that attaches the grip to the rod.


foam float

A float made of hard urethane material.

Typical examples are fly floats that can detect even minute strikes, and those with large buoyancy are used for long-distance fishing targeting migratory fish.


hard bottom

A stable body of water with a hard bottom.


hard lure

Various types of lures made of hard materials such as plastic, wood, and metal.


paddle tail

A worm with a broad tail that resembles the paddle of a canoe or boat.



Parts for setting the bait for sweetfish fishing.



In Kansai, the word refers to sea bass (30-60cm). They are called in the order of Seigo ⇒ Hane ⇒ Suzuki.


spring tune

To prevent the worm from tearing, a spring is installed at the base of the hook to soften the impact.


Feather thing

A type of top water lure. It has feather-like parts on both sides to create special actions.



A needle without barb. Threbari.



A condition in which the reel thread becomes curly or twisted, causing line trouble.


Per mark

Salmonid larvae have unique markings. The pattern becomes less clear as it grows.


Bit marks

Traces left by sweetfish after feeding on diatoms attached to stones.



How to hold a baitcasting reel.

Hold the reel attached to the rod by wrapping it in your palm.


Hamono fishing

A method of fishing in which you catch small fish or squid and use them as bait to target fish eaters. It is also called a scrap item or a tooth item.



A fishing reef used to attract tuna and dolphinfish.


give away

To release a fish caught on a hook. If the line breaks, it is called a “line break.”


parasol class

An expression that refers to individuals with a body length of 40 cm or more, such as spear squid and Japanese squid.



A thread tied directly to a needle. Usually, thin and inconspicuous items are used.


bullet sinker

A bullet-shaped sinker.

It is mainly used when assembling a Texas rig or Carolina rig for bass fishing.


palomar knot

One of the ways to tie a Harris or leader to a needle with a tube, lure, swivel, etc. High strength and relatively easy to tie.


power finesse

A delicate style of fishing in which PE line is wrapped around a spinning reel and mainly targets cover and obstacles.



A shore or embankment. Places near water or slopes.



The lure should take root.



A fishing method where you put a heavy sinker into the weeds and use a lift and fall after it hits the bottom. Mainly used for bass fishing.


inverted basket

A basket that flips over at a specific point and scatters the krill, etc. inside it into the water. Effective for taking bait.


hand landing

Catching fish by hand without using a net.


All-purpose rod

A fishing rod that can be used for a variety of purposes. A highly versatile rod that is easy for beginners to handle.



A bump-shaped raised part underwater. Area where fish tend to gather.


PE line

Fishing line manufactured by braiding high-density polyethylene.

Very sensitive and non-stretchable. Although it is weak against roots slipping, it has excellent tensile strength and durability.


ebb tide

A tidal current that joins the main tidal current diagonally or sideways.

The direction of the tide is different from the surrounding area.



Fish pulling. It is described as having a strong pull.


ebb tide

The state in which the tide level decreases towards low tide.



A tool used when fishing for sweetfish to keep them alive.



A container for storing the fish you catch. There are net, wooden, and cloth ones.



A Komase basket with a weight attached to the bottom used for Komase fishing.



A tool used for spraying fish attractants into the sea for float fishing, etc.

A cup is attached to the end of the stick, and is used to put food into it and scatter it far.



Tenya fishing equipment. fishing gear. Multiple weights called bishi are attached to the tegus, and there are different types depending on the target fish species, region, and situation.

Used for hand fishing.


elbow tap

Common name for a large kiss over 30 cm.

It is called this because when you hold the head or mouth of a fish you have caught, the tail fin will be at your elbow.


pick up

The act of reeling in a lure and retrieving it.


big bait

A very large fishing lure.



Using a wrist motion, swing the rod from bottom to top and cast it into a very targeted spot.



The fish is caught on the lure hook.


hip guard

A device to protect the buttocks. Used to protect the buttocks in rocky areas.



Sweetfish, gobies, and smelt are usually considered to be annual fish, but they refer to those that have lived for two years.

This is also called “furse”.



A type of needle where the needle tip is twisted left and right with respect to the body, which is the needle shaft.

It is difficult to catch fish and makes hooking secure.


bimini twist

A method of increasing strength by doubling the line.

Before PE lines became popular, they were the primary method of attaching leaders.


beefsteak rig

A device that combines the best parts of Texas rig and direct rig.

A special sinker is used by fixing it on top of the needle with a stopper.



When a lure hits an obstacle and loses its balance, it moves erratically.

This can induce a reaction bite. It may glow as the fish rubs against the bottom.



A place where the water is shallow and the current is fast.



A word that describes the pose of a mountain stream fish.

It is especially used for fish with beautiful fins, and refers to wild fish or fish that have been released.


hit the fin

The fish, which had repeatedly resisted, seemed to weaken and writhe.



1 Hiro is the length of both arms outstretched. Approximately 1.5m.



A word referring to a small white-crowned night heron.


fast taper

The rod should be easy to bend from the tip and have the property of tipping.


first retrieve

An action in which the reel is quickly wound at a constant speed after the lure lands on the water.


figure eight fishing method

F8 fishing method. A method of fishing in which the lure is thrown into the water, and by sinking the lure and swinging the rod up and down, it creates a figure-eight trajectory in the water.


fish eater

Carnivorous fish and piscivorous fish that eat small fish.

A type that is easily targeted by lures.


fish on

A word used to express joy at catching a fish.



Fish taking food. A word that mainly refers to predatory behavior.



1 foot is approximately 30.5cm.



A general term for delicate fishing methods used in bass fishing.



A special method of throwing to suppress the sound of landing on water when throwing a lure near your feet or near your feet.



A device used to remove flies from caught fish. The elongated tip allows fish with small mouths to easily remove the hook.



Stop winding the line and allow the weight of the lure to allow it to fall (sink) into the water.


follow bait

Casting another type of lure in the same spot if you get a hit but can’t hook it.



A method of fishing by letting the bait float in the water using only the weight of the bait, without using much weight.

Using a float to make it close to float fishing is called floating float fishing.


deep field

Deep fishing spot.


windsock fishing

One of the ways to target horse mackerel, grunt, red sea bream, etc. by boat fishing.

Attach a special float mechanism to the balance and let it flow with the tide. In Genkai, it is also called zubo fishing.



A condition in which the line becomes slack in the water.



Common name for air pump. It is used to preserve live bait and caught fish.


tassel hanging

A method of setting multiple live baits (insects) etc. on one hook.



catching a fish on a hook. Also, I was surprised.



About a fishing hook.


hook keeper

A part for hooking lures and hooks to the rod when moving while fishing.



A place where reeds and small trees grow along the shore.



The inside of the curved part between the tip and shaft of a fishing hook.


boat inn

Fishing boat shop.



Black bass fry.



A general term for hard lures in the shape of small fish made of materials such as wood or plastic.



A device that combines a weight and a hook, mainly used for ice fishing.



A net-like device (biku) that is hung in the water to contain the fish you have caught.


black bus

In Japan, largemouth bass are the main target species. There are also smallmouth bass.

Northern largemouth bass are widely distributed, but giant Florida largemouth bass have also been confirmed.



It refers to a performance that shines brightly due to the action of a lure.



A shiny piece of wool that is attached to Sabiki.


hula skirt

A rubber or rubber skirt attached to a plug or worm.


brass sinker

A bullet sinker made of brass material that has high hardness and is difficult to deform.

By combining it with beads, etc., you can make a contact sound to attract fish.



A method of fishing using plugs.


flat area

A flat area on the bottom of the water.


blood knot

A knot that connects lines of the same thickness.


flat fish

Fish to target with lures, such as flounder and flatfish.



An unprocessed fishing rod without a grip or guide attached.



The body of the float and the insertion part are tied together with a lillian, such as a float.



Fishing before and during spawning season. A term mainly used in bass fishing.



The act of applying momentum to the rod and casting like a clock pendulum.

This is done when you want to get close to the target and throw it accurately.


free knot

A method of tying a line to a fishing lure.


free fall

The act of letting a lure sink vertically without applying tension after it lands on the water surface.


free rig

A fishing device that uses a special sinker (mainly tungsten) that is passed in front of the hook and used freely.



A word that refers to the state of a river where the flow is slow, and includes deep waters and trough areas.



A hooked fish falls off the hook.


break line

Contours of the part of the water bottom that has become a rock. It also refers to landforms that become sloped and deepen.



Stress and pressure that fish receive from the outside.


fresh water

It refers to freshwater bodies such as lakes, ponds, swamps, and rivers, and seawater is called “salt water.”



A rotating metal plate mainly attached to spinnerbaits etc.


blade jigging

Fishing is done by attaching a blade to a metal jig. A popular fishing method that mainly targets Spanish mackerel.



A floating vehicle used to move on the water surface.



A general term for various types of fishing lures that imitate frogs.



A propeller attached to a swisher or buzzbait.



Mainly refers to the property of floating in lures (plug type).


floating vest

Life jacket. Always worn when fishing or doing waterside activities.



A type of fishing line made from fluorine and carbon.

Its specific gravity is heavier than nylon, and it absorbs almost no water, so it is less susceptible to deterioration due to water absorption.


hair rig

A hair rig without bait attached to the hook is a device used for carp fishing, and is mainly used when using boilies.



This is a component built into the reel and is more accurately called a ball bearing.

Rust-proof specifications also exist, and generally speaking, the higher the number, the smoother the rotation will be even under load.



This refers to a male and female pair preparing to lay eggs.



① It is an abbreviation for bait reel, and ② it refers to bait in general, such as small fish.


bait casting reel

A reel with a rotating spool that unwinds and unwinds the line, and is also called a bait reel or double-bearing reel.


bait finesse

A style of fishing that uses specialized bait tackle and handles lightweight rigs and plugs weighing less than 5g.


bait ball

It shows small fish that serve as food being chased by larger fish and swimming in a large ball-like formation.



This refers to inserting a toothpick or similar object into the hole to secure the worm or sinker so that it does not move.



This refers to obstacles floating on the water surface, such as lotus and floating algae.


Beta calm

It represents a state in which there is no wind or waves, and the sea surface is like a mirror.



This refers to the shore, the water’s edge, and the area around obstacles.


heavy cover

A condition in which the water surface is obscured by aquatic plants or dense obstacles.


snake caro

Abbreviation for heavy Carolina rig, which refers to a Carolina rig that uses a sinker of 1oz or more.



Abbreviation for heavy down shot rig, which refers to a down shot rig (undershot rig) that uses a heavy sinker.



It is a semicircular metal part attached to the top of the spinning reel that guides the line to the line roller when reeling it.



Refers to feed for farmed fish.


polarized glasses

This lens suppresses reflected light and reduces glare from the water surface.

This may allow you to see underwater, but unlike sunglasses, you shouldn’t look directly at the sun.


pencil bait

Refers to a hard lure with a pencil-like shape.



A common spherical bait in European carp fishing, it is attached to a hair rig.



① Contains bait made from boiled krill. This is mainly used as a bait for cage fishing such as red sea bream, and is also used as additional bait for bait fishing.

②It also refers to the appearance of fish chasing food close to the surface of the water, causing violent waves.



It is also called Odeko, which refers to not being able to catch a single fish.


stick pulling

This is a fishing method in which the reel is wound at a constant speed without adding any action to the lure.


pokan fishing

It is a method of fishing by floating bait on the water surface, and frogs are used for catfish fishing, and pupa and watermelon are used for black sea bream fishing.



It is a small crustacean resembling a mantis shrimp, also called sand moguri, and is mainly used as bait when targeting black sea bream and flounder.



It is synonymous with “bozu” and refers to the state of not being able to catch a single fish.



The standard Japanese name is Kasago, and depending on the region, it is also called Garakabu, Arakabu, or Gashira, and from Oita to Ehime it is called Hogo.



Refers to the tip of the rod.



Pork fat used in bass fishing allows for very natural movement, but it has the characteristic of drying out quickly in the summer.



This refers to the gaps that form in the bushes of aquatic plants that cover the water surface.



Refers to the act of manipulating a lure to intentionally stop its movement.



It refers to narrow streams such as irrigation canals and tributaries, and is a good spot for fishing for tanago, burlap, and long-eared shrimp.


pot belly

Refers to the fat spawning black bass that can be caught when boarding.



Refers to the bottom of the water, usually the bottom of a deep body of water.


bottom bumping

This is a lure term used to describe the action of sinking the lure to the bottom of the water and hitting the bottom.



A type of topwater plug, shaped like a fish with an open mouth.

It splashes on the water surface, makes bubbles, and makes noise.



An abbreviation of hover trolling, which refers to mid-stroking using a special hook and nail sinker, as if hovering with a small worm.


ear holders

Refers to the second part from the tip of the rod.


polyester line

This is a lure line that is useful for catching fish and trout, and has excellent sensitivity and distance, and is easy to operate, but it does not stretch much, so it will break instantly if the load exceeds the line limit.



It is a round float made of polystyrene that is fixed to a string using float rubber.

It is relatively durable and has been used for various fishing purposes since ancient times.


Bond (lb)

1lb = approx. 0.45kg, 4lb = approx. 1.8kg, 8lb = approx. 3.6kg, 12lb = approx. 5.4kg.



This is a technique to bring the hooked fish closer to you, and refers to the action of pulling up the rod to bring the fish closer, then lowering the rod and reeling in the reel at the same time.


pump retrieve

This is a technique in which you slowly raise the rod with just your wrist and move the lure, and it is commonly used with long bill minnows.



It refers to pit vipers and rock insects, and is a popular insect bait for big game fishing.

It has a unique smell and is highly effective at attracting fish, targeting a variety of fish such as flounder, chinook, and red sea bream.

It is a little expensive compared to other insect baits.



mouse opener

A tool used to remove the lure from the mouth of a fish such as a snakehead or catfish, and to force the fish to open its mouth.


Front hit

This refers to the hit that occurs before the fish completely swallows the bait (hook).


advance hit

This is a drop-in fishing technique for black sea bream, in which the bait crab is thrown into the ocean, taken to the bottom, and then bounced up.

This is a fishing method in which you gradually explore the area in front of you while riding the tide.



This refers to winding and matching the reel without pulling the rod.


Sprinkling bait

It refers to bait that is sprinkled to attract fish, and is also called komase.



In lure fishing, it refers to a lure that moves simply by winding it.

This includes minnows, crankbaits, vibrations, etc.


magnum crank

Refers to a large crankbait.



This refers to a method of tying thread to a needle so that the thread does not rub against the needle ear.


Grandson Bali

Two fishing hooks are tied to a single hook to prevent breakage, and it is also called an assist hook.


trout needle

A standard-shaped hook used for bass fishing.



This refers to the morning and evening hours, around sunrise and sunset, and is generally considered to be the time of day when fishing opportunities are greatest.



It is a useful tool for making bait for flounder fishing, and has a shape suitable for mixing bait.


match the bait

This refers to choosing a lure that matches the baitfish that the fish are eating at that time.


muddy water

Water that is cloudy and has low transparency due to mud and drainage.



Refers to the material of flies and lures.


mahi mahi

Dolphinfish, also called Manriki.


Mama Cali

The name Sappa comes from the phrase “It’s so delicious that you want to go and borrow mama (rice).”


Jump ring

It mainly refers to a ring-shaped connecting tool used to connect the thread and the Harris.


man made structure

Refers to structures made by humans and includes bridge girders, piers, water gates, etc.


body bait

Mainly refers to fillet bait such as mackerel and sardines, or fish bait other than live bait.



It is a deep part of a river or sea, and is also said to be a passageway for fish.


trunk thread

Refers to the thread that serves as the trunk for attaching edas in body-attached or sabiki-gimmicks.


water bucket

A rope is attached to the bucket, making it suitable for pumping up seawater and using it at fishing spots.

It is also used to adjust the hardness of bait when fishing for flounder, and to wash away breakwaters after fishing for sabiki.


water tide

When it rains continuously, seawater and freshwater mix, and the salt concentration in seawater decreases.


road thread

This is the thread that runs from the tip of the rod to the connection with the Harris, and is also the thread that is wound onto the reel.


high tide

This refers to the rise in sea level caused by the moon’s gravitational pull.



Refers to the middle layer.



This refers to a style of fishing that attracts fish by moving the middle layer in small movements.



A general term for lures imitating small fish.



It refers to fishing using minnows.



This refers to a method of fishing in which a working sinker is attached between the line and the needle, and a rig that shakes the head is used for mid-strike.


Myrtle fishing

This is a fishing method that does not use a float and detects the bite by checking for changes in the tip of the rod or landmarks.



It is near the tip of a boat and is used as a fishing seat name for boat fishing.



Refers to bait made from skinned shrimp or shelled clams.


Awase on the other side

This refers to when the fish hooks onto the hook by itself without making any adjustment movements.


insect food

This term mainly refers to isomes and is mainly used in sea fishing.



It refers to fishing in which you use live fish as bait and make them swim, and the tackle used for fishing.


mooching rod

This refers to a rod with a 5:5 bend.


mechanical brake

This is a brake to prevent backlash on the bait reel.


Megochi scissors

Originally, these scissors were used to catch slimy fish such as blackfish, but they are also useful for catching poisonous fish and fish with sharp fins.



This term refers to the method of fishing, and is mainly used when fishing with lures.


metal line

Refers to metal fishing line, which has good tensile strength but lacks flexibility.


metal jig

It is a type of lure with a simple shape made of metal.



It is a general term for young Japanese horse mackerel, and refers to young Japanese horse mackerel.


Go through

This is a method of attaching live bait to bait when fishing by passing a thread between the eyeball and the cartilage to secure the bait above the eye.


mental leak

This refers to the movement of a released fish to escape.



It refers to the operation of the line, and involves manipulating the line in response to the wind, waves, and current, and moving the device or lure as desired.



It refers to ripples caused by fish flipping around near the water surface.


lean back

It refers to the weight that can be felt subtly at the tip of the spear.



It refers to Harris, which is the main line against Edas. In contrast, the branch Harris is called Edas.



Refers to nylon line composed of a single fiber.


mobile rod

It is a compact rod that is convenient to carry and has a small joint structure.


Moyai knot

This refers to the knot used for things such as ship ropes.



Yaen fishing

This is a method of fishing for bluefin squid that originated in Wakayama, and involves using small fish such as horse mackerel as bait, then running a line of yaen over the area where the squid preys, and then catching the fish.


luminous ball

It is a fish attracting item that can be attached to a hook, etc., and its appeal increases by phosphorescence.



The name comes from the glow of plankton on the sea surface at night.


Arrow drawing

This term refers to the distance between the right and left hands when shooting a bow, and is used as a guide when measuring line length.



It refers to the act of moving through the mountains and fields to get to a fishing spot.


mountain stand

Refers to the process of guiding a ship and determining its location by using target objects as landmarks on the sea or lake.



It refers to the movement of bringing the hooked fish closer to your hand and the technique used to bring it in.


Recreational fishing

It refers to the enjoyment of fishing or fishing as entertainment or recreation.


Recreational fishing ticket

This is a permit issued by local fishing cooperatives, etc., and may be required when engaging in recreational fishing, including fishing.


Idle device

This is a device that does not have a fixed weight or float so that the line runs according to the bite of the fish.


uni knot

This is a basic knot and is used when tying line to a lure or swivel.

It is characterized by its simplicity and ability to provide a certain degree of strength.


finger cot

This is a protective device that is worn on your fingers when fishing by hand.


bow angle

It is an artificial bait mainly used to target migratory fish, and is an ancient Japanese lure.

It is used by attaching it under a float or balance weight, and in recent years it has also been used for surf trolling.



It is an annelid mainly used for cast fishing, and is said to be effective against red sea bream and black sea bream.



It is a bait used to attract fish to a specific point, and is mainly classified into scattering bait and bait.



Refers to mounds of sand formed by the flow of the tide.



It is made by twisting multiple threads together into a single thread, and this mainly applies to PE lines.



It is a connecting part with rings on both sides, and the ring part rotates to untwist the thread.

Also called Sarkhan or Swivel.



This refers to the area where the flow is complicated and wrinkled.


european style

This is a style of carp fishing that is widely practiced in Europe, and uses bait called boilies.



This refers to the ripples that occur when a fish turns around near the water surface in pursuit of food.


light games

A general term for fishing that uses lightweight lures, such as fishing and mebaring.


light tackle

Refers to lightweight fishing equipment and the fishing that uses it.


light rig

This is a delicate rig using small lures, worms, and light sinkers.


live well

An aquarium or cage used to keep the fish you catch alive, sometimes installed on a boat.


Life jacket

Self-inflating types of life jackets are also available.


live bait

It refers to live bait.



It’s a fishing line.


line system

This refers to adding a leader to the line wound on the reel to prevent the line from breaking when casting or hitting.


line slug

Refers to excess slack in the thread.


line trouble

This refers to various troubles that occur on lines, including perms, loops, and bumps.


line break

This refers to when the line breaks for some reason during a fight with a fish.


line mending

This is the act of adjusting the line by operating the rod after casting in order to alleviate the effects of tides and strong winds on the line.


round head

Refers to a jig head with a spherical head.


largemouth bass

Generally speaking, black bass is a fish that prefers places with no shade or current.



It is a round ball built into the lure, and its role is to emit sound in accordance with the swinging of the lure.


rubber jig

It is a jig head with a rubber skirt attached.


rubber skirt

Refers to a skirt made of rubber etc. that is attached to a jig or spinnerbait.


Run & Gun

A term mainly used in lure fishing, which refers to the style of quickly searching for various points and repeatedly moving.



Large black bass, usually referring to black bass over 50cm in length.



Refers to the act of catching fish.


reaction bite

This refers to a black bass biting a lure out of reflex rather than out of appetite.


rip current

It is a strong current that is created when the waves that hit the shore return toward the ocean, and its width is about 10 to 30 meters.



Refers to the lure mechanism.



A soft lure for bass fishing that resembles a lizard.



It refers to an artificial lake created by artificially damming a river.



It is a thick line attached to the tip of the main line, and is also a way to prevent line breaks.



It refers to retrieving the lure and winding the line on the reel.



Refers to the plastic plate attached to the mouth of a crankbait or minnow.


lipless minnow

Refers to a plug with no lip.


lift & fall

It refers to the action of raising and lowering the lure, and is performed by rod work and reeling.


limit makeup

This refers to catching and weighing a specified number of fish at a bass fishing tournament, etc.


rear drag

Refers to the drag mechanism attached to the bottom of the reel.



It mainly refers to the parts attached to the tip of the spear to attach the thread.



A tool for quickly releasing fish caught at managed fishing spots.



It refers to releasing the fish you have caught.


leaderless down shot

Also called a straight rig, it is a rig in which the distance between the needle and sinker of the down shot is very close.



It refers to winding the line with a reel.



It is a typical fishing gear that has a line wrapped around it.


reel seat

This is a metal fitting for attaching a reel to a rod, and comes in sheet or screw types.


ring worm

Refers to a soft bait with a bellows-shaped body design.



The general term for artificial bait is “lure.”


lure rotation

This refers to changing the type, size, color, etc. of the lure used.


loop knot

This is a method of tying a lure and a leader, and the end of the leader forms a loop, allowing the lure to swim relatively freely.



This is an indicator of the brightness of an LED bulb, and the higher the number, the brighter it will be.


cold water disease

This is an infectious disease that occurs in salmon, trout, sweetfish, etc., and has a high mortality rate.


regular taper

It refers to the property of bending near the center of the rod, allowing you to cast more naturally.



It refers to the rules, such as the equipment to be used, the length of the fish, and the limit on the number of fish.


red monster

It is a member of the giant squid family that can grow up to nearly 6 kg, and can be caught mainly in the southern seas.


lever brake reel

This is a spinning reel with a stopper lever developed primarily for rock fishing and float fishing. By squeezing the lever, you can adjust the line in and out, making it easy to interact with fish.


level winder

This is a bait reel (double bearing reel) mechanism that prevents uneven winding when winding the line onto the spool.



The depth of water that fish swim in is called “shallow range,” “medium range,” and “deep range,” starting from the shallowest depth.



This refers to individuals on the bus that are over 60 cm tall.


64 tone

This refers to a rod with a 6:4 bend.



This refers to losing a lure to a snag.


rock shore fishing

It is a form of salt lure fishing in which you aim for blue fish from the shore.



It refers to fish and root fish that live on the bottom.



It refers to a fishing rod.



This refers to the movement of the lure, which repeatedly rotates and counter-rotates around the axis when viewed from the front.


long bill minnow

Refers to a plug with a long lip.



wire bait

It is a type of lure used for bass fishing, and is a general term for combination lures that combine metal wire around the axis, such as those used in spinnerbaits.


wire leader

A metal leader used when targeting fish with sharp teeth such as cutlass and Spanish mackerel.


Wind fishing method

It is a fishing method in which a worm is set on a special jig head and darted from side to side by inserting a jerk like egging, and the main targets are cutlassfish and sea bass.



This is a phenomenon in which the tidal difference gradually increases from the long tide at the end of the neap tide toward the spring tide, and refers to the state in which the tide becomes large again. The day after Nagashio is called Wakashio.


Japanese rod

This rod is made from bamboo using a method unique to Japan, and is known as a traditional craft.


wacky rig

This is one of the devices mainly used for bass fishing, in which a trout hook or the like is hooked onto the body of the worm.



A soft lure that imitates the shape of insect bait such as earthworms.


worm hook

Hooks used for worm fishing come in a variety of shapes.


split bishi

It is a small weight with a crack for holding the thread, and is also called Gandama or Kmitsubushi.



Refers to small coves such as lakes, marshes, and ponds.


one pitch jerk

The basic technique of jigging and shore jigging involves rotating the reel once during each jerk of the rod.




At the end


How about the fishing glossary?


When fishing, you are dealing with nature, so there are many times when you don’t get the results you want.


However, the feeling of catching a fish is exhilarating!


Please try your hand at catching fish, even if it’s just once.

That’s the moment you’ll fall in love with fishing!


Relax and enjoy fishing in nature, free from stress.


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