Welcome to another edition of our trivia challenge, where we test your knowledge of all things fly fishing and where you might learn a thing or two about this sport we love.
The last quiz on fly patterns was apparently much easier than the previous one, since there were 6 perfect scores. (Congrats Stephen, John L., Olivia Vasquez, Sean, Steve M. and Rob McCurdy!)
This week’s classic quiz (I’m stuck at home with a sick kid) features another twenty (20!) questions about fly-fishing books. As with last week’s quiz, some of the titles are regional, so don’t feel too bad if you don’t know them.
As usual, the randomly chosen winner of this week’s quiz will receive a signed copy of Tom’s book The Orvis Guide to Small Stream Fly Fishing. This is a great book for anyone who loves getting off the beaten path and chasing blue lines. It provides all the information for finding and fishing unspoiled gems found everywhere from wilderness areas to suburban backyards. Last week’s book winner (as determined by random.org) was Adrian, who scored a solid C.
So, take this week’s quiz, and no matter how well or poorly you do, post your score in the comments below to be eligible to win Tom’s book with his inspirational words on the title page.
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101 thoughts on “Take a Classic Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 09.12.13”
80%! I should spend less time reading and more time fishing.
You scored 60%. At least 50% guesses. Doesn’t The Trout play baseball for the angels??
Phil being home with a sick kid has left too much time on your hands. Nice quiz though. 70%
70% this week. I think I just barely passed.
Again- I suck at these
85. Better than I thought I would.
25%, should read more this winter.
30…..im writing a thesis in hydrology currently..thats my excuse
40%–all guess except the compleat angler and river runs through it
90%! I confused Borger and Hafele (understandable), but also Halford and Skues (unforgivable).
70%….not horrible but I missed a couple I should have gotten…went too fast.
80%. Not too bad, should have gotten two more correct, but I second guessed myself.
You scored 90%! A few guesses. Have about half of those books.
20% …so much for guessing ‘C’ every time!
20 percent …so much for guessing C every time
I got 15 of the 20 correct so if I did my arithmetic correctly then I scored a 75%.
20%! Not bad for 90% guesses!
Rats , I got one wrong. Noticed a couple that had failed to make to my book shelves though…
60% Ive never even heard of half those books
Well got all the one I thought I knew correct. 30%
55% – not bad for shooting from the hip a lot. Sam O. Trutta…Shield & Yarnell…Isaac Newton…hilarious wrong answers on this one had me snickering.
45% not bad eh. Guessed like most people in here. Only actually knew a few.
You scored 5%! Not very lucky this week. 🙁
100%. That’s not a surprise. I own around 1000 fly fishing books!
95%. Almost went with Ted Fauceglia but changed my mind.
35% no comment!!
90% I’ll take that.
Great quiz…keep ’em coming
55% I’ll take it….
70%-I knew more than I thought I would know.
What a great list of books one ought to have in her library!
40% I haven’t guessed that much since french class
75 percent. Deep embarrassment. Time to read about fishing behind rocks.
(Hope your kid’s already feeling better.)
30% – So much to read, so little time.
30 didnt do well on this one
30%. Of the 15 I tried to guess, I got 14 wrong. That’s what I call getting beaten by the odds.
50/50. Lots of guesses. Too much time on the river, not enough on the library I guess……
50%, I need to read more, or at least remember more of what I read.
25%, two weeks in a row
Poo. 30% I have read more than 30% of these including “the complete angler” I just clicked on the first Isaac I saw. Not even spelled the same. Booooo
65% Knew some, guessed on others.
35% Still in the trough for now.
%40. Not very well read.
19 of 20 and most of those onmy shelf. Great list of books!
70% – On the bright side–there are more fishing books to read.
45%, lots of guessing.
should read more about fishing and less about medicine
100% It pays to be a reader! All great books.
45%, not proud, but will be if i win the book!
20% I guess I need to catch up on my reading.
For blind guessing, 30% ain’t the worst… 🙁
I enjoyed this one, Phil, but only pulled off a 50%. Thanks!
Oh no! Only 2 correct. My worst score after last weeks best.
65 with a little help from a friend.
65%. Better at tying flies than reading about fishing them apparently.
80. Weak on salt-water and one dumb mistake! I took the first Isaac I came to! #$%^!
35%- I need to read more!
Got 60% because I didn’t read the last question carefully. Should know better as a former teacher!
45%! Not bad for being born in 85
65%… definitely some good guessing this week. I need to look into some of these books!
15% wow, maybe I should read more.
75% Not bad considering I am relatively new to the sport and have read quite a bit about it.
I had no score, i cowardly quit… knew i did not stand a change finishing with good result.
75% – which is exactly how many of those books I own…..I’m going to have to search Amazon right now!
45 i’m illiterate
45%. Knew the ones I knew.
55%; not bad for a relatively new fishers
95% – Guess I’m a pretty well read fly angler after all… 😉
100% This is a great reading list too!