"Just search Youtube for fishing pole...."
I did just that.
All I saw were clips of guys up to their waist in water waving
wooden rods about....was one of them Bill Wall?
OK wee joke.
The most common example of The Fishing Pole
comes from the Exchange Lopez.
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. O-O Bg4 6. h3 h5
In the 1400 section 8 times the bait has been taken with a 100% score for Black.
This game was one of them. Black misses an easy mate in two.
He was quite willing to sac the Bishop but chopping a Rook for a Knight. Oh No.
Then instead of grabbing the Queen he misses a mate in 3, then other
In the end he needed two Queens.
He threw away the fishing pole and went and got himself a Whaling Harpoon.