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Angling merit badge has been discontinued. (See discontinued merit badges.)
For the currently active merit badges, see Fishing and Fly Fishing.


Angling merit badge
Status: Discontinued BSA Advancement ID: n/a
Created: 1911 Origin: One of the original
57 merit badges
Replaced in: 1951 Replaced by: Fishing and Fly Fishing

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The Angling merit badge was one of the original 57 merit badges issued by the Boy Scouts of America in 1911.


Angling merit badge requirements at discontinuation

1. Catch and identify at least one specimen from each of three local species of fish by usual angling methods (fly-casting, bait-casting, trolling, and bait-fishing). At least one species must be taken by fly-casting ot one by bait-casting.
2. Show proficiency and accuracy in fly-casting with the fly for distances of 30 or 40 feet, or in bait-casting for distances of 40, 60 and 70 feet.
3. Name and describe at least five standard fly patterns, or make a fly, spoon troll, plug or any other form of artificial bait lure and prove it worth by catching fish with it. Make a neat single-gut leader at least four feet long. Splice the broken joint of a rod or in some other way show proficiency in repairing broken tackle.
4. Give the open season for game fishes in his vicinity, and explain how and why they are protected by the law.


Boy Scout Requirements, ({{{1}}}) Edition The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Handbook for Boys, 1948 Edition

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