bite indicator

bite indicator
A float used by anglers to tell when a fish has taken the bait

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  • Bite indicator — A bite indicator is a mechanical or electronic device which indicates to an angler that something is happening at the hook end of the fishing line.There are many types of bite indicators. Which ones work best depends on the type of fishing. *… …   Wikipedia

  • indicator — 1) a floating object placed on the leader or end of a fly line to track the movement of the line or to indicate a bite. Used with nymphs and a slack line, for example 2) biological indicator (a fish whose presence in a water body is indicative of …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • butt indicator — a hinged bite indicator clipping onto a fishing rod just above the butt ring. Used in windy conditions as its position can be more easily protected …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • swing indicator — a means of detecting bites when angling. The indicator has an upwards facing, open end clip attached to a stiff bar anchored on a bankstick. The clip is placed on the fishing line and pulled half way down. A fish taking the bait and swimming away …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Angling — is a method of fishing by means of an angle (hook).The hook is usually attached by a line to a fishing rod. A bite indicator such as a float is sometimes used. The rod is usually fitted with a fishing reel that functions as a mechanism for… …   Wikipedia

  • Float — or floating may refer to the following:Float* Float (fishing), a bite indicator used in angling * Float, a Cascading Style Sheets attribute. * Float (parade), a decorated vehicle or platform, animal or man drawn or motorized, used in a festive… …   Wikipedia

  • Fishing float — A float (sometimes also called a bobber ) is a device used in angling, which serves two purposes. It suspends the bait at a predetermined depth, and it serves as a bite indicator. Floats come in different sizes and shapes. The long, thin ones are …   Wikipedia

  • monkey climber — a bite indicator used for legering; a bobbin slides up and down a metal spike to indicate bites …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • springtip — a bite indicator used in legering (q.v.). It screws into the tip ring of a rod and is made of a length of rod like plastic on a short spring, deflecting when the fish pulls on the line …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Life Sciences — ▪ 2009 Introduction Zoology       In 2008 several zoological studies provided new insights into how species life history traits (such as the timing of reproduction or the length of life of adult individuals) are derived in part as responses to… …   Universalium

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