Welcome to another edition of our (kind of) 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 more brand-new questions about trout-fly identification. (See some caveats below.)
On the last quiz, there were eight perfect scores, an 800% improvement over the previous quiz. Our perfect scores belonged to Charlie, Paul P, Bob Teeden, Denny, Chad Bunger, Dickenson, Stephen Fitch, and An. Nine readers missed a perfect score by just a single question, including Brendan, who claims that he achieved his 95% despite the fact that he “literally guessed on every one.” The most common score was up a tick to 65%.
The randomly chosen winner of this week’s quiz will receive his or her choice of an Orvis Fly Selection, featuring patterns chosen by Orvis-endorsed professional guides. The winner of our last quiz (as determined by random.org) was Eric J, who scored a very respectable 90%.
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 Black Nose Dace 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.