Take a Classic Tom Rosenbauer Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 10.16.14

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. This week, it’s Throwback Thursday, as we have a classic quiz by the man who started it all, Tom Rosebauer, from back in ’11. It’s all about steelhead and salmon.

The scores on the last Trivia Challenge were up a bit from the previous week. The most popular score was a 50%, and there were three perfect scores. Congrats are in order for Schuyler Deeney, Ryan Maas, and Tom the mailman. Three others came up just short, with a 90%.

The randomly chosen winner of this week’s quiz will receive a DVD of Robert Thompson’s “The River,” featuring the full version of “The Brothers Brown.” The winner of our last quiz (as determined by random.org) was Doug, who scored a solid 70%, well above the average.

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 some great stickers for your car, boat, guitar, or whatever you want.

Good luck!


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182 thoughts on “Take a Classic Tom Rosenbauer Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 10.16.14”

  1. 60%, and that’s probably only due to Tom’s recent podcast on the King of Swing and a few miscellaneous articles from The Drake. Not many androminous species in Western North Carolina!!

  2. A solid 70%.

    Could you explain question 8? I’m in the Great Lakes area and am curious about the correct answer to that question.

    1. The answer is “B” because neither run is made up entirely of either wild or hatchery stock.

      There are plenty of hatchery fish mixed in with wild fish on the West Coast. While here on the Great Lakes, there is some natural reproduction by the steelhead mixed in with hatchery stock.

  3. 100% – my second perfect score.

    Guess all that time I spend chasing Land Locked Atlantic Salmon and Great Lakes Steelhead has given me some added benefit – besides that of being on the water and occasionally fighting one of these fish.

  4. did pretty welll with a 70%, plus this gave me something to do to take my mind off of studying for midterms. Next to the F5!!

  5. 50%. I’m a newbie to fly fishing and thus far have only tried my luck with Bass, Brookies, Rainbows, and Pike. I Have a lot to learn and enjoy these informative Orvis posts.

  6. 80%. No wonder I don’t do so well steelheading. I’m fishing the wrong part of the pool. I really need that DVD, Tom. Send it back to Michigan.

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