So … You Think You Know Steelhead Fishing, Eh?

Here’s 50 questions to test your true inner fanatic about your favorite pastime.

So … You Think You Know Steelhead Fishing, Eh?

By Bill Herzog

Some questions will be easy, some will take a bit—or a lot—of research. This test will be easier for those steelheaders over 40. Young anglers, pay attention, as most of this may be a fabulous history less for you. The older vets, enjoy this trip down Memory Lane. Extra credit for finding as many answers as you can before using Google. Should be fun. I wanted to ask 150 questions, but the editor told me to take it easy on you.

Take the quiz. Win a $200 Reel!

Take the online and we will randomly choose a winner from those who answer the most questions correctly. The winner will receive an Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Rocket PR-6501BE reel valued at $199.95.


Enter two ways. Either mail in your answers to our office (Salmon & Steelhead Journal, 3439 NE Sandy Blvd., #108, Portland, OR 97232), or take the quiz online. Entries must arrive July 5, 2018 or sooner (print and online) in order to qualify for the reel. To take the quiz online, go to our website (www.salmonandsteelheadjournal.com/steelheadquiz. Along with answers, the winner will be announced in the Aug-Sept 2018 issue. Good luck!


Time to test your Steelhead Fishing knowledge with our Steelhead Quiz

1)

Which rod company is the oldest—more than 50 years now—to produce salmon and steelhead rods in the Northwest?

2)

Which famed author, called the greatest steelhead writer ever, wrote “Fisherman’s Winter”?

3)

One of the first fiberglass steelhead rods, famous for their jet black color, was made by what company in the 1950s and 1960s?

4)

What summer steelhead river was the first in the Northwest to be designated by fly fishing only?

5)

The first aluminum drift boat was built by who?

6)

  What two rivers near Forks, Wash. form to make the Quillayute River

7)

This section of a steelhead run is where the river typically widens and shallows immediately above the break is called?

8)

Which iconic Northwest steelhead fisherman wrote the book, “Steelhead Fly Fishing”?

9)

Who was the father of the standard-issue, two-beaded marabou tailed jig first introduced in 1994?

10)

Who wrote the book “Spinner Fishing For Steelhead, Salmon & Trout”?

11)

Which company made the original Okie Drifter in 1959?

12)

What company made the first documented steelhead casting spoon, the Wob-L-Rite, and who came up with the design?

13)

What company introduced the first liquid scent to the Northwest market?

14)

Who designed the first fishing vest?

15)

True or false, famous fly fishing author and personality Lefty Kreh was right handed.

16)

Who was the first person to publish a salmon and steelhead themed magazine in the Northwest in 1967?

17)

If you were one of the first steelheaders around the beginning of the 1900s, your hooks were likely made by this company.

18)

The drift boat originally came from this Oregon river?

19)

What Canadian company first produced the over-exposed pearlescent pink vinyl worm?

20)

If you are the “retriary” on a drift boat, jet sled, or boat, what are you doing?

21)

According to biologists, the strongest steelhead on Earth are wild summer runs from what river?

22)

The first strain of widely planted hatchery winter steelhead came from where?

23)

The two brightest metal finishes available for spinners/spoons, reflecting over 90 percent of ambient light are?

24)

This color is widely regarded as the best all-around for steelhead, winter or summer.

25)

This man had the very first steelhead fishing guide license on the Skagit River in Washington state.

26)

What is the material called that makes up the bodies of Corkies and Cheaters?

27)

What year did the Spin-N-Glo first arrive and what company made it?

28)

What technique is done by deploying a Spin-N-Glo from the bank under high water conditions?

29)

What iconic Northwest salmon and steelhead fisherman is best known for wearing a cowboy hat while fishing.

30)

What spoon “color” was Roderick Haig-Brown’s favorite?

31)

According to Canadian biologists, what are the two rivers with the largest strain of steelhead on Earth?

32)

What controversial figure (removed in 1988) was stamped on the back of the original Little Cleo spoon?

33)

Filled with various sizes of lead shot, this section of parachute cord makes a drift weight called?

34)

First practiced in the ‘60s on the Skagit River, the act of dragging baits/drift lures upstream behind a free drifting boat is called?

35)

The now popular Intruder fly pattern was developed by these two fly fishermen.

36)

Who invented the Hot Shot diving plug?

37)

What steelheading technique is done with diving plugs like a Hot Shot?

38)

Who invented the Stick Weight in 2007?

39)

What state does not have a winter steelhead run?

40)

What was the first drift bobber steelhead lure?

41)

Who invented the Cherry Bobber?

42)

The largest (world record) steelhead weighed how many pounds?

43)

David White caught the world record steelhead in Alaska using what method?

44)

Les Anderson holds the IGFA world record for the largest king salmon ever caught. How much did it weigh?

45)

The first monofilament fishing line was made by what company?

46)

What color was the very first Corkie?

47)

When float fishing first made it over the border (from Canada to the U.S.) these Canadian closed cell cylindrical floats were all the rage in the 1990s.

48)

These two legendary Puget Sound steelhead rivers were the first to be designated with new “catch and release” springtime regulations back in the early 1980s.

49)

What year did the Vibrax spinner start showing up on sporting goods shelves?

50)

This rod company was the first to release true IM6 graphite in the early 1980s.

First & Last Name
Email Address
Phone Number