The Ultimate Trout Fishing Gear Quiz
by Staff
For many people, fishing is one of the best examples of man-versus-nature activities, and trout fishing is regarded as the most prestigious. This is because trout fishing is considered a minor art form. So, before you grab your gear and head off for the river, take a few moments to complete this quiz and possibly improve your catch.

How many Americans fish every year?

  • 3 million
  • 5 million
  • 7 million

How many anglers are involved in catching 90 percent of all the trout?

  • 700,000
  • 800,000
  • 900,000

What do you need to succeed in trout fishing?

  • patience
  • understanding of the weather
  • the right equipment and knowledge of the waters

Is there such a thing as too much gear?

  • You never know what you may need, take as much as you can.
  • Take just the basic rod, reel and a bait.
  • Consult with the experts and take what you need within reason.

What kind of rod would you use in a small stream?

  • ultralight rod of 4 to 5 feet (1.2 to 1.5 meters)
  • medium rod of 6 feet (1.8 meters)
  • medium rod of 7 feet (2.1 meters)

What will give you most flexibility?

  • spincast, closed face reel
  • reel with a fully exposed spool
  • light-weight baitcasting reel

What type of line should you use for trout?

  • nylon monofilament
  • braided Dacron
  • semi-transparent fluorocarbon

What line weight should you use?

  • 2 to 4 pound (0.9 to 1.8 kilogram)
  • 5 pound (2.2 kilogram)
  • 7 pound (3.2 kilogram)

In a large stream what kind of rod should you use?

  • 5 feet (1.5 meters)
  • 6 to 7 feet (1.8 to 2.1 meters)
  • 8 feet (2.4 meters)

What line is best for this rod?

  • 5 pound (2.2 kilogram)
  • 6 to 15 pound (2.7 to 6.8 kilogram)
  • 15 to 20 pound (6.8 to 9 kilogram)

Where is the reel mounted in spin-cast equipment?

  • top
  • bottom
  • depends on how you hold the rod

Why choose the heavier monofilament line for spin-casting in bigger streams?

  • to catch the bigger trout
  • it is transparent
  • to prevent bunching up

What is the easiest form of fishing for a newcomer?

  • lure
  • live bait
  • trolling

If an angler tells you he prefers hellgrammites, what is he referring to?

  • hooks
  • lures
  • bait

What is a split shot?

  • weight
  • hook
  • lure

Which lures wobble and twist in the water imitating the movements of baitfish?

  • spinners
  • spoons
  • plugs

What are waders?

  • fish that inhabit shallow waters
  • floating platform with bait dangling from the sides
  • leg coverings

What is the purpose of a fishing vest?

  • fashion statement
  • carry fishing gear
  • for warmth

What is the D-ring on the back of the vest for?

  • to attach a landing net
  • to hang the vest up
  • to attach a safety line

What is a creel?

  • fishing net used in shallow water instead of a rod
  • net to imprison a fish until it is released
  • container for transporting fish