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?
How many anglers are involved in catching 90 percent of all the trout?
What do you need to succeed in trout fishing?
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?
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?
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?
If an angler tells you he prefers hellgrammites, what is he referring to?
What is a split shot?
Which lures wobble and twist in the water imitating the movements of baitfish?
What are waders?
fish that inhabit shallow waters
floating platform with bait dangling from the sides
What is the purpose of a fishing vest?
carry fishing gear
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