Welcome to another 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 ten new questions about flies, fly-fishing literature, fish and bug names, and more. Don’t worry: no Arnold Schwarzenegger references.
Performance on last quiz was a huge improvement, as five people scored 100%. Give a golf clap for Charlief, Jake, Joseph Bartholomew, Mikey Allred, and Mike Ball. That said, if you missed just #9–which some folks were quite touchy about–give yourself a 100%. (Are there really people who have never seen “Conan the Barbarian”?) An impressive twelve respondents missed just one question, and the most common score doubled from the previous week, to 80%.
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 Dave Hughes’s new Essential Trout Flies: 50 Indispensable Patterns with Step-by-Step Instructions for 300 Most Useful Variations, was Doug, who was right in the middle of the popular group.
So post your score below for a chance to win a great book. And we finally got the answer key back, so you can know exactly what you missed and why.