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#1339424 - 05/24/09 08:51 PM Corks
4onaside
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Is there anybody out there, other than me and my 35 year old son who learned the term from me, old enough to call your float/bobber a cork?
When I first started fishing as a lad and my dad furnished the tackle, we called them corks because thats what they were, round pieces of cork with a hole thru the center and what amounted to a match stick to hold it at the proper depth. My life long fishing buddy does also,but I wonder if the term has disappeared except within my small group?
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#1339467 - 05/24/09 09:07 PM Re: Corks [Re: 4onaside]
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We fly tossers call them strike indicators! \:D

Yes, I call it a cork and always have. A bobber made out of plastic is still called a cork. Sort of like when someone asks you if you want a coke, and you answer, "yes please, I'll take a Mountain Dew." They are all Cokes. Well, maybe not, but you bet they ain't "sodas." I love that my grandmother called Coke a "Co-Cola."

Here's another that some folks don't like. I call my rod and reel my "pole." Even if it has a reel on it, the combo is called a "fishin' pole." Some folks don't like it. It sort of reminds me of folks that get ticked when you call an ATV a 4-wheeler.

Have I strayed off topic enough? \:D
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#1339560 - 05/24/09 09:50 PM Re: Corks [Re: gil1]
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When you are day-dreaming as I am prone to do, and your buddy says, "hey man, your cork's under".
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#1339566 - 05/24/09 09:51 PM Re: Corks [Re: 4onaside]
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I call it a cork
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#1339579 - 05/24/09 10:02 PM Re: Corks [Re: easy45]
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Just so you will not feel sad, I used a cork this weekend while bream fishing with stretch.
I would show you pics but my camera is dead and I won't be able to download pics till tomorrow.
It is about the size of a dime and it had a little red "matchstick" through the hole. \:D
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#1339582 - 05/24/09 10:06 PM Re: Corks [Re: RUGER]
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I call em corks from being used to throwing "poppin corks" on the Gulf for trout and reds.
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#1339647 - 05/24/09 10:53 PM Re: Corks [Re: RUGER]
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 Originally Posted By: RUGER
Just so you will not feel sad, I used a cork this weekend while bream fishing with stretch.
I would show you pics but my camera is dead and I won't be able to download pics till tomorrow.
It is about the size of a dime and it had a little red "matchstick" through the hole. \:D
My "corks" are now little 3/4" red and white clip ons and only of a particular brand. I've only been able to find them in a bait shop on the east end of Shelbyville(very convenient for a guy who lives in Jackson). On the rare times that I pass by there going to the Duck river, I have to go in and add to my supply. LOL
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#1339936 - 05/25/09 09:23 AM Re: Corks [Re: 4onaside]
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Almost always refer to them as corks. Sometimes I will say bobber but it is usually a cork.
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#1339937 - 05/25/09 09:25 AM Re: Corks [Re: 3rdTripper]
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Always called them 'floats'.
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#1339938 - 05/25/09 09:27 AM Re: Corks [Re: 4onaside]
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My preferred term has always been "float."
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#1339978 - 05/25/09 10:11 AM Re: Corks [Re: rsimms]
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I call em corks
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#1340273 - 05/25/09 01:38 PM Re: Corks [Re: Football Hunter]
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I'm 48 and always have called them bobbers.
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#1340277 - 05/25/09 01:39 PM Re: Corks [Re: Radar]
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#1340652 - 05/25/09 07:40 PM Re: Corks [Re: Radar]
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 Originally Posted By: Scott61
I'm 48 and always have called them bobbers.
I know some people in your generation. My oldest daughter was born in 62. LOL
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#1340704 - 05/25/09 08:18 PM Re: Corks [Re: gil1]
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 Originally Posted By: gil1
...Here's another that some folks don't like. I call my rod and reel my "pole." Even if it has a reel on it, the combo is called a "fishin' pole." Some folks don't like it. It sort of reminds me of folks that get ticked when you call an ATV a 4-wheeler.


We don't say "Pole", we say "Rod"
We don't say "Rubber pants", we say "Waders"
We don't say "Them purdy fish" we say "Rainbow Trout"
We don't say "Them mean lookin bastids" we say "Brown Trout"
We don't say "Pshaw" we say "Pshit"

-From "A Fly Fisherman's Lexicon" in "How To Fish Good" by Stanley Milford Poltroon.
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#1340867 - 05/25/09 09:50 PM Re: Corks [Re: ]
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 Originally Posted By: AAHCmember
I take the "cork" out of a bottle of Red Muscadine wine and fish using a "Bobber"
I ain't got time to mess with a cork in a bottle. Screw tops are the way to go. And I've seen people use bottle corks as fishing corks.
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#1340928 - 05/25/09 11:28 PM Re: Corks [Re: gil1]
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 Originally Posted By: gil1
Sort of like when someone asks you if you want a coke, and you answer, "yes please, I'll take a Mountain Dew." They are all Cokes.


Coke is a brand name for a type of soda pop. The first time someone told me to get the a coke and then complained they wanted a mountain dew I laughed and said well you should have asked for a mountain dew ya idgit. I never call them a soda either. We knew them as a pop and when asking for one you told them which kind you wanted \:\)
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#1341239 - 05/26/09 08:43 AM Re: Corks [Re: 8up]
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"Soda?"
"Pop?"
Now that's fine if you live in a place where thermal undies are an option in July, but I'm surprised they didn't box you in the nose for that foolishness in Stewart County, the heart of Dixie.
\:D

You need to stick a cork in that. Or a bobber or a float or whatever you say up there in Sasketchewan.
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#1341369 - 05/26/09 09:36 AM Re: Corks [Re: gil1]
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#1341450 - 05/26/09 10:08 AM Re: Corks [Re: rsimms]
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floats or bobbers for me...
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#1342474 - 05/26/09 06:58 PM Re: Corks [Re: gil1]
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 Originally Posted By: gil1

...Now that's fine if you live in a place where thermal undies are an option in July,...


Where I grew up they weren't an option...they were mandatory.

And we called it Pop. "Soda" is the term in Illinois and Wisconsin.
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#1342937 - 05/26/09 11:37 PM Re: Corks [Re: rsimms]
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cork always
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