Acronyms

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  1. redheadmick

    redheadmick New Member

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    Would someone be willing to list out all of the acronyms on the sight (i.e. NFR, SRC etc.) for those of us still trying to figure them out on our own? Still getting used to this website's language...Thanks for the trouble!
    Ross
     
  2. Jay Allyn

    Jay Allyn The Poor-Student Fly Fisher

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    N ot
    F ishing
    R elated

    S ea
    R un
    C utthroat

    Hope this helped. Any others?

    edit:

    L aughing
    M y
    A $$
    O ff

    L aughing
    O ut
    L oud

    more?
     
  3. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    O ornery
    L lunkerless
    D derelict

    M mumbling
    A about
    N not-catching-big-fish


    Jimbo}( :D :p :+ :7 :beer2

    Hope to live long enough to get there, myself!:p
     
  4. Steve Buckner

    Steve Buckner Mother Nature's Son

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    There are definitely some terms that seem to be specific to the Northwest. The fish have multiple names

    Silvers = hook-nose = Coho Salmon
    King = Black Mouth = Chinook Salmon
    Red Salmon = Sockeye
    Dog Salmon = Chum Salmon
    SRC = Harvest Trout = Sea-run Cutthroat
    Freshet = rain or showers
    winter brat = square-tail = Steel = Steelhead
    Stilly = Stillaguamish
    Skok = Skokomish
    Sky = Skykomish
    OP = Olypic Peninsula
    Chris = The Boss

    In terms of sexing fish, although its obvious, people refer to the male as a "buck" and the female as a "doe" or "hen".

    Then, as previously mentioned, there are the tons of acronyms people use with their everday language. One I learned this past year was IMHO - "in my honest opinion"
    or also abbreviated to "IMO" in my opinion.

    Which ones have we left out???
     
  5. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    Out here on the south coast, alot of the old timers call searun cutthroat "Bluebacks." Seems to be a local term.

    Jimbo
     
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    Don't forget GBF (Give Bob flies or floozies).
    Bob, the All I Want Is Something Free.
     
  7. alpinetrout

    alpinetrout Banned or Parked

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    In BC, Bluebacks are immature coho.
     
  8. Joe Smolt

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    LDR is one that confused me for quite some time and I ended up imagining a totally different interpretation.

    Some say LDR - Long Distance Release
    I imagined LDR - Lost During Reeling


    Joe
     
  9. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I had this same problem a few years ago and I went to www.magicpub.com/netprimer/acronyms.html. It made every thing clear. But not all that is said here is in there. Like IMHO is as stated "In my humble opinion"

    There are about 6 pages there so have fun.

    Jim
     
  10. Dan

    Dan Member

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    Thanks for explaining NFR. I've been scratching my head over that one for a while. In the Army, NFR meant:

    N o
    F oreign
    R elease

    I was thinking maybe those posts weren't supposed to be read by folks from - Ohio or some place like that.
     
  11. Jay Allyn

    Jay Allyn The Poor-Student Fly Fisher

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    It's not working Old Man. OGSUC.

    O ld
    G uys
    S houldn't
    U se
    C omputers

    :smokin
     
  12. Doug Lee

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    A couple months ago I became a member of a group called the "ROMEOs", as in Retired Old Men Eating Out. We meet once a month at a pancake house. Back when I had to work I had Friday and Saturday for days off so my favorite acronym in those days was Sure Happy It's Thursday.

    This entire business is more fun when a person doesn't have to work anymore, no more SHIT.

    Doug
     
  13. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Here's some from some other flyfishing sites:

    RB = rainbow

    CT = cutthroat

    BT = brook trout

    OTOH = on the other hand


    "Age is a terrible price to pay for wisdom." ~ Anonymous
     
  14. Paul Huffman

    Paul Huffman Lagging economic indicator

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    On the North coast, bluebacks are Quinault sockeye.
     
  15. Sparse Grey Hackle

    Sparse Grey Hackle Member

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    I'm gonna have to say

    BT or GB- Brown trout or German Brown Trout
    EB - Eastern Brook Trout

    JT- Jumbo trout
    YT- Whitey (a user)

    Streams are made for the wise man to contemplate and fools to pass by.
    (Sir Izaak Walton)
     
  16. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    It worked for me. I went to my search engine which is yahoo and typed in magicpub.com and it gave me a slew of things to look at. I guess that you just have to be smarter than the tools that you have to work with.

    And Jaws thanks for the wonderful write up. No more info for you.:p :p :p
    Jim

    Also I think that I coined the dry side(Eastern Washington) and the wet side(Western Washington) Phase.

    Meeeeeeee
     
  17. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    Dang! I suppose that means I will no longer be on the receiving end of any ex-loring.

    And, MajorGeek, Yes, I was confused by some of these south beach locals, because I knew the Quinaults referred to those sockeye as "blueback" also. The first time I said, "What??? There's sockeye in the North River?" the old guy I was talking to said, "No, theyr'e not sockeye, kind of like a trout or steelhead." "Searun Cutthroat, then?" I asked. He replied, "I dunno. We always just called 'em bluebacks." There are some really local locals around here!

    RAOFLMAO (rolling around on floor laughing my ass off)
     
  18. PeteM

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    HE - Hare's ear
    PT - Pheasant tail
    GRHE - Gold ribbed hare's ear
    GRPT - Gold ribbed pheasant tail
    BWO - Blue winged olive.
    WB - wooley bugger.

    Pete
     
  19. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Thank's Pete. I always wondered what GRHE and GRPT stood for but being that I'm old I just played dumb and drove on.

    Jim
     
  20. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Good catch Sparse. I forgot the most important of the acronyms (though it's probably meaningless for you single guys):

    SWMBO

    She Who Must Be Obeyed


    "Age is a terrible price to pay for wisdom." ~ Anonymous
     

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