Why don’t fishermen just walk backwards instead of reeling?
Seems like once they have a fish they can save a lot of time and hassle by just jogging away from the shore. Of course this doesn’t work on boats or crowded fishing areas, but if you’re casting from the shore...
- MattLv 62 months agoFavorite Answer
Fishing line has a limited tensile strength, the fish may not be hooked very well, and the fish can pull too.
- 2 months ago
Starting with the obvious fact that jogging away from shore doesn't bring the fish any closer to the fisherman, and continuing to the obvious fact that reeling in can be done with one hand. It is less "time and hassle" than jogging away from shore which would drag your fish, and your fishing line against sticks and rocks that could snag, damage, or break your line and hurt your fish/meat. Less obvious is that in many cases, Anglers don't use the reel and fishing line to pull the fish out of the water, that could break your line. It is much more common to use the reel fishing line to get the fish close to the boat/shore so you can bring the fish in by hand or net.
- GlacierwolfLv 72 months ago
Your question - is the perfect example why countries all over the world hate Americans. They totally hate and despise us because people like you - with no clue what-so-ever about a subject …… will make stupid, silly comments and offer them up as a real suggestion.
People have been fishing since dirt, rocks, and air was invented. That you lack the mental capacity to critically think this through - is scary
That folks like you vote - is scarier.
- 2 months ago
The line would get Tangled up and you have to have it reeled in in order to cast out again anyways
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- Anonymous2 months ago
How are they supposed to grab the fish once its out of the water genius?