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    Why are we called anglers and why is it angling?

  • #2
    I may be wrong on part of this, but it goes back to the 1600's and the first book on Angling or Fishing, The Complete Angler by Izaak Walton. The fish hook was called an "angle" I believe.

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    • #3
      Wow, I have never cared enough about the answer to even ask the question but now that it's out there I am intrigued indeed. An angle say you Sir Beekeeper, and since I have no reason to disbelieve you, an angle it is.

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      • #4
        Anglers sounds better than liars. If it is called that because hooks were called "angles", then it sure beats "hookers" and "hooking"!

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        • #5
          I think the hooker and hooking might be the exact reason for Sir Walton's term.

          Beekeeper, way to beat me to the cool points by citing Walton first.

          OH, by the way, it's "The Compleat Angler".

          HA! Stole some back.

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          • #6
            We are always looking for a new angle to give us an advantage at catching fish. But Beekeepers answer sounds more based on researched fact.........

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            • #7
              Agreed with Beekeeper and + 1 for you sir!!!

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