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 offer ten brand-spanking-new questions about famous fly tiers, river tributaries, and world records.
The last quiz was a little less difficult than the one before, as we had a 100% increase in perfect scores, with two. Give it up for fausto, and Mike. A further eight people scored 90%, and the most common score was once again 50%.
Note: The question asking about the weight of the world-record bonefish was unclear because we did not discuss species. The largest bonefish of any kind was a 19-pound smallscale bonefish (Albula oligolepis), but the world record bonefish (Albula vulpes) was 16 pounds. So I’ll accept BOTH B and C for question #5. You may adjust your score accordingly.
The winner of this week’s random drawing will receive a a copy of Bruce Staples’s new Fly Fishing the Greater Yellowstone Backcountry. Staples focuses on backcountry fishing opportunities in Yellowstone Park and surrounding areas in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. In addition to color photographs of the destinations, the author includes essential information for each stream or lake, including maps and written directions, flies, gear, and timing.
The winner of our last quiz (as determined by random.org), and recipient of a copy of Dave Hughes’s new Essential Trout Flies: 50 Indispensable Patterns with Step-by-Step Instructions for 300 Most Useful Variations, was Peter D, who missed perfection by one question.
So post your score below (or below the post on our Facebook page!) for a chance to win a great book.