Welcome to another edition of our (mostly) weekly trivia challenge, in which 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, in honor of our Giant Fly Sale, we’ve got 20 brand-new questions about flies used to catch trout. (See some caveats below.)
On the last quiz, there was just a single perfect score, and it belonged to Stephen. Just two respondents achieved a 90% (Dan T. and fausto), and the most common score was up a tick to 60%.
The randomly chosen winner of this week’s quiz will receive an Orvis Rising Trout Selection, featuring 10 patterns chosen by Orvis-endorsed professional guides. The winner of our last quiz (as determined by random.org) was ChuckB, whose score was unintelligible because of a wonky laptop, but he assures us that it was “not my best.”
Quiz caveats: The categories of dry, nymph, wet, and streamer are meant to encompass all other similar categories. Please don’t argue, for example, “The Mickey Finn isn’t a streamer! It’s a bucktail!” For the purposes of this quiz, if you cast a fly out and then work it like a baitfish or a leech, it’s a streamer. If a fly floats, it’s a dry. . .even if you think it’s really an emerger. Where there are two versions of a named fly, one of them is much more popular and well-known. Choose that one. Okay, have at it!
So post your score below for a chance at some great stickers.