Challenge: Fishing Over Your Head?

Challenge: Fishing Over Your Head?Googler Daniel Russell knows how to find the answers to questions you can't get to with a simple Google query. In his weekly Search Research column, Russell issues a search challenge, then follows up later in the week with his solution—using whatever search technology and methodology fits the bill. This week's challenge: Fishing over your head?

One of the most remarkable stories in the annals of fishing is the tale of one particular boat that let anglers fish in a way that was completely unexpected. While the fishermen relaxed or did other chores, their hooks, lines and floats would be well over their heads. I don't mean this metaphorically—I mean it literally: The fishing gear would be many tens of feet above them.

As remarkable as that is, the real question for today is this:

There was one particular boat that became best known for this style of odd "fishing above the head." Can you find the name of that boat AND who the boat was originally built for?

As usual, be sure to say what queries you used to find the answer and tell us how long it took you to discover the story behind "fishing over your head"!

Search on!

Wednesday Search Challenge (3/7/12): Fishing over your head? | SearchReSearch


Daniel M. Russell studies the way people search and research—an anthropologist of search, if you will. You can read more from Russell on his SearchReSearch blog, and stay tuned for his weekly challenges (and answers) here on Lifehacker.

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