What's the exact word for throwing a fish hook or a rope whose one end we are holding.

Any help is appreciated.

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In fishing it is cast and you throw a rope and throw or cast a line

  • Sailors may cast lines, which are in fact ropes. (Lines may also be thrown.)
    – Robusto
    May 14, 2014 at 13:31
  • Right - I agree. Updated
    – mplungjan
    May 14, 2014 at 13:36

If you mean this sort of thing with a fishing rod

casting a fishing line

then it's casting. Ropes or lines are thrown.

Image reference

  • As I already said without the pretty pic, no!
    – mplungjan
    May 14, 2014 at 13:37
  • @mplungjan I like pictures :-) And it illustrates the answer and illuminates the question, where "throwing a fish hook" is not particularly clear.
    – Andrew Leach
    May 14, 2014 at 13:39
  • Ok, just wondering...
    – mplungjan
    May 14, 2014 at 14:05

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