Welcome to the latest edition of our 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, we’ve got a classic quiz, featuring questions about fish species, famous fly tiers, and angling geography.
The last quiz was extraordinarily tough, producing no–perfect scores and just one 90%. And even our high-scorer, Jeremiah Bakk, claimed that he guessed on four questions and wrote, “Thank you multiple choice!” The most common score dropped back to 50%.
Two questions caused the most problems: Only 8% of you knew that L.Q. Quackenbush (sometimes written as Q.L. Quackenbush) came up with the idea in in 1929. Also, although both Maine and Oregon have become smallmouth-bass destinations, the species is not native to either state.
The winner of this week’s random drawing will receive a copy of Dave Karczynski’s Smallmouth: Modern Fly-Fishing Methods, Tactics, and Techniques, from Stackpole Books. According to the publisher, this is the first book to cover the cutting-edge techniques and fly patterns being used by some of the country’s top fly fishing guides. Though most of these flies and techniques have been developed and refined in the rivers and lakes of the Midwest (a hotbed of smallmouth fly fishing) anglers can adapt them for their waters.
The winner of our last quiz (as determined by random.org), and recipient of a signed copy of Bob Clouser’s Fly-Fishing for Smallmouth: in Rivers and Streams, was Charles Falchetti, who described the quiz as having “Several tuffies.”
So post your score below for a chance to win a great book.