HOOK: A clever advertisement to entice a fisherman to spend his life savings on a new rod and reel.
LINE: Something you give your coworkers when they ask on Monday how your fishing went the past weekend.
LURE: An object that is semi-enticing to fish, but will drive an angler into such a frenzy that he will charge his credit card to the limit before exiting the tackle shop.
REEL: A weighted object that causes a rod to sink quickly when dropped overboard.
ROD: An attractively painted length of fiberglass that keeps an angler from ever getting too close to a fish.
SCHOOL: A grouping in which fish are taught to avoid your $29.99 lures and wait for cheese instead.
TACKLE: What your last catch did to you as you reeled him in, but just before he wrestled free and jumped back overboard.
TACKLE BOX: A box shaped alarmingly like your comprehensive first aid kit. Only a tackle box contains many sharp objects, so that when you reach in the wrong box blindly to get a Band Aid, you soon find that you need more than one.
TEST: A measure of your creativity in blaming 'that darn line' for once again losing the fish.
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