dropper line
a short branch line from the main fishing line carrying hook and bait

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • dropper loop — the knot forming a dropper line. A loop is formed above the sinker, standing out at right angles to the line. Various websites have animated steps showing how to tie this knot …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Dropper loop — knot Category Loop Typical use Fishing The Dropper loop is a type of loop knot which is often …   Wikipedia

  • dropper — noun 1》 a short glass tube with a rubber bulb at one end, for measuring out drops of liquid. 2》 Austral./NZ & S. African a light vertical stave in a fence. 3》 Fishing a line or loop of filament attached to a main line …   English new terms dictionary

  • dropper shot — in angling, small lead weights spread out along the line between the hook and the float or hook and the bulk shot. They serve in bite detection as the float is very sensitive to any movement of the hook and bait …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Ring dropper — Ring Ring, n. [AS. hring, hrinc; akin to Fries. hring, D. & G. ring, OHG. ring, hring, Icel. hringr, DAn. & SW. ring; cf. Russ. krug . Cf. {Harangue}, {Rank} a row,{Rink}.] A circle, or a circular line, or anything in the form of a circular line… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bait dropper — a weighted device used to drop ground bait, q.v., at the desired location. It is attached to the anglers line. A latch its triggered when the dropper touches bottom, releasing the ground bait …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • twisted dropper loop — a knot used in angling to attach a hook to any point along the line such that it does not tangle. It is a variation of a standard dropper loop but with a twist in the main loop. Various websites have animated steps showing how to …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • butterfly dropper knot — a knot in angling used to form a loop in the main line. May slip if not properly tightened and best for heavier lines. Various websites have animated steps showing how to tie this knot …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • blood bight knot — a knot used in angling to form drop loops for attaching weights or a dropper line. Various websites have animated steps showing how to tie this knot …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • extension blood knot — a knot use for tying a dropper line, q.v., to a leader when two or more flies are used at one time. Various websites have animated steps showing how to tie this knot …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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