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.
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182 thoughts on “Take a Classic Tom Rosenbauer Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 10.16.14”
100% Not bad for a Midwest Guy!
30% No surprise. I’ve only fished for salmon twice in my life. Thankfully had guides to help catch fish..
70%… not bad!
80%. Not bad considering I mis-read one question and flat didn’t know the answer to another.
Ouch, 30%! I’ve never fished Atlantic salmon or steelhead, though.
Ive never fished for either of those species, and still scored my usual 50%. I will consider that a victory.
90%! Those answers apply to most river fishing
70%. not bad for only fishing for browns
If there’s one thing I know its steelhead! 100% hopefully it pays off this weekend
70% – a new personal best!
100% ! I rock!!!!
Finally! 100% !
80% and Ive never even fished for Atlantic salmon or Steelhead!
50%!! Haven’t passed a quiz in a while!
40% – I blame the lack of Salmon in Utah rivers!
80 % one of my best scores
70% – and I have never fished for steelhead
80% – Who knew a pink salmon would not take a dry fly. I caught one on a gurgler. Lol!
80% a strong B –
100%!!!! Second time ever!
Scored a 90!
80%- one of my better efforts!
90%……. the Duncan Loop snagged me!
70% could be worse
90% best ever!
90! My best so far…
90% and I should have made it 100%. I knew about the riffle hitch even though a Duncan will work just fine!
80%, not bad
100% ! Wow! It’s been a while since I scored this high.
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!!
80% this week
90% Best ever.
60% first quiz in quite a while.
90%! Missed the chum salmon one…
70% not really a salmon or steelhead fisher
100%. It’s been a while.
70%… And I’ve never seen a salmon or steelhead in my life! Add it to the bucket list!
90%! Best one yet.
80%, not too bad and I actually knew most of these rather than getting lucky guesses.
80% Was this one of Tom’s old quizzes.
Trout bum, not much on salmon. 40%
60% not great but much better than I have been doing.
100%. Surprised, as I guessed at a couple of them. Must be my lucky day.
70% it came down to two answers for the ones I missed!
I’m happy with my 70 percent, since the only salmon I ever see are in the freezer case!
40%. Only salmon I’ve fished for is in Lake Michigan.
60%, great quiz!
90% Awesome! first good grade in awhile
70% not too bad.
40%! Rough day for a steelhead guy.
Never have fished for either but still snagged a 50%
I got 70%.
90% – a personal best!
70% I am on the start of a fresh roll! 🙂
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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.
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.
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.
80%- Oh well, never claimed to be an expert on salmon.
60% still barely passing
Scored 40% Never fished for salmon and it shows!!!
90% not bad for a saltwater guy
70%…..better than I thought I’d do
30%, sad part is I thought I did good….then again, not many steelhead or atlantics in Maine
70% and I know very little about salmon or steelhead fishing.
80%!! Hot dog!!
60%- like it
100%, we need Phil back his are harder!
You scored 70%!
…enough to try on Steelhead? 😀
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!!
80% Not bad, and I knew most of these rather than lucky guesses!
90%, good enough
90% – haven’t caught any yet, but I will!
80%. Thought for sure I was going to max this one. Guess not
100% !! the speed of the swing is always key!
50%. Never gone salmon fishing with a fly rod but it is on my bucket list.
30%. If I EVER catch a salmon, it will be pure dumb luck!
100% woo hoo !! 1st time, pays to pay attention to Tom’s podcasts
80% Couldn’t even pronounce the names of those rivers
80% dang would’ve aced it if I didn’t second guess myself
70% .. I did have salmon at lunch though.
Now I just need to catch a Steelhead or salmon
100%…I surprised myself.
80% from an inlander
80% Just listened to recent podcast ‘King of Swing’. I like Tom’s quizzes. My best score ever!!!
I must know something!?….
80%… I’m OK with that.
Hahahaha I don’t know crap about salmon! 0%
60% …. ok, I guess, never fished for Salmon or Steelhead….
20%… I have always been horrible at test.
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.
80%. I’ll take that.
80%. Not bad having never fished in North America or for Salmon !
90%…Missed the one about Pink Salmon.
quiz 40%.. Yikes
60%. Not bad… I’ve never fished for either one…
30% , I am not a West angler, mostly NJ stripers
A cool 60%. Sure would like to experience steelhead fishing some day.
90% on the quiz, but I’m about 1 for 320 on steelhead outings so far…
90%. Still disappointed. 3 more hours of casting practices as punishment.
90%, ho hum
Nailed a 100%, I needed that.
I guess listening to the pod casts all these years meant something. I had no idea on most questions
90% pretty good for never having fished for steelhead or salmon
You scored 90%! Time to plan another steelheading trip.
Got back from fishing, no fish but 50% on the quiz, better then the fishing.
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.
No steelhead or atlantic salmon in colorado, maybe should plan to give them a try so could do better
100% Quiz underscored how much I miss Atlantic salmon fishing. Nick T
80% new PR
An all too rare 100%….might be because I fall into the ‘classic’ category myself.
90%. Too bad I don’t have the opportunity to fish for these beautiful fish very often. Thanks, Tom & Phil!
I rocked that 80%!
100%. Now if I could just go!!!
You scored 100%!