What a better way to spend a winter day – than with a little fly fishing trivia about our favorite sport. We have compiled a list of fun and interesting Q&A – we hope that these facts make your day! Unless of course, you’re actually out winter steelheading, or cold weather trout or salmon fishing….
Real simple – we start with 10 questions, take your best shot at answering them, even write your answers down. Then, and only then, take a look at the answers further down in our post. Good luck and have fun!
- When was fly fishing invented, how far back does the sport go?
- What were fly lines originally made from?
- How many different kinds of knots does a basic fly fishing line include, from backing to tippet?
- How many main types of flies are there?
- Who introduced the primary new and innovative fly-tying techniques that are still in use today?
- What are the two most popular types of fish that fly fisherman typically fish for?
- What are the two main types of fly fishing?
- How long do fly fishing rods typically measure, in feet, shortest and longest?
- You can participate in fly fishing in both ____ and ____ water.
- What is Mary Orvis Marbury famous for bringing to the sport of fly fishing?
- Fly fishing is an ancient form of angling dating back to 200 AD.
- Originally fly fishing lines were commonly made of braided horsehair.
- A basic fly fishing line includes 5 different knots.
- There are 5 main types of flies; dry, wet, nymphs, streamers, bucktails, terrestrials.
- In the 1940-50’s Helen Shaw introduced new and innovative fly-tying techniques that are still in use today.
- Fly fisherman typically fish for trout and salmon, though of course many other fresh and salt water species are sought after.
- There are 2 main types of fly fishing; wet and dry.
- Fly fishing rods measure between 7-11 feet. Specialty short and spey rods may be shorter or longer, but the majority of rods fall in the 7-11 foot range.
- You can participate in fly fishing in both salt and fresh water.
- In 1982 Mary Orvis Marbury created the first (we might dispute the first part, but that’s what the trivia experts say!) book of fly patterns.