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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]
gil1
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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]
4onaside
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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]
4onaside
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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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