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    Default Let's see how good your worldwide salmonid identification is!

    So I have just had a pretty amazing year and a half of fishing and along the way I caught several new trout and salmonid species on the fly.

    Let's test your ID skills with these 15 photos! There's a few tricky ones in this quiz and I'd be surprised to see any 100% scores!

    Notes:

    1. All the fish are members of the extended salmonidae family.
    2. Watch out for the curve ball - one species appears in two photos.
    3. All four sub-species of Wyoming's only native trout, the cutthroat, are in there somewhere... I'll be amazed if anyone guesses all four correctly!
    4. There is at least one hybrid trout species.
    5. Two of the photos are of a separate sub-species of a very unique trout. There's one very telling difference between them which identifies them! Can you spot it?

    Good luck!

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    Default Re: Let's see how good your worldwide salmonid identification is!

    I don't talk to folk who start a conversation with''So''

    Jim
    The Fishermans Friend is the Flirty Fly,Fickle Food for Fleeting Fish.

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    Default Re: Let's see how good your worldwide salmonid identification is!

    Quote Originally Posted by 3lbgrayling View Post
    I don't talk to folk who start a conversation with''So''

    Jim
    So not even a guess at the easy ones?

    So, suit yourself Grumpy Smurf.
    Last edited by thetrouttickler; 18-04-2016 at 10:19 PM.

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    Default Re: Let's see how good your worldwide salmonid identification is!

    Lovely photos but I would score badly.....there seem to be three rainbows for a start...... And I'm guessing a steelhead, along with a brookie...... The hybrid I am guessing is the one that looks like a brookie with added pink spots, not something I have seen before. One of them looks like a Japanese Beastie, and is one a taimen.....and maybe a lennok as well....oooh and a grayling and an Arctic grayling.....
    Not another blank.

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    Default Re: Let's see how good your worldwide salmonid identification is!

    Quote Originally Posted by oldgold View Post
    Lovely photos but I would score badly.....there seem to be three rainbows for a start...... And I'm guessing a steelhead, along with a brookie...... The hybrid I am guessing is the one that looks like a brookie with added pink spots, not something I have seen before. One of them looks like a Japanese Beastie, and is one a taimen.....and maybe a lennok as well....oooh and a grayling and an Arctic grayling.....
    Our first contestant! Go on, put your names to the numbers.... you're on the right track with some!

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    Default Re: Let's see how good your worldwide salmonid identification is!

    1,2,12 and 13 cutthroats
    3arctic grayling,8 grayling
    5,10,14 rainbows.... Of some type
    7 Japanese Beastie
    9 ????steelhead or maybe cuttbow??????
    4 brookie
    6 taimen
    15 looks Charr ish....
    11 beautiful fish. Bit of the brookie about it, some tiger like marks on the back, but the pink spots have me stumped

    Probably miles off.....OG.
    Last edited by oldgold; 18-04-2016 at 08:46 PM.
    Not another blank.

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    Default Re: Let's see how good your worldwide salmonid identification is!

    Not a scooby. But I reckon they were all caught by one lucky lad

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    Default Re: Let's see how good your worldwide salmonid identification is!

    Quote Originally Posted by oldgold View Post
    1,2,12 and 13 cutthroats
    3arctic grayling,8 grayling
    5,10,14 rainbows.... Of some type
    7 Japanese Beastie
    9 ????steelhead or maybe cuttbow??????
    4 brookie
    6 taimen
    15 looks Charr ish....
    11 beautiful fish. Bit of the brookie about it, some tiger like marks on the back, but the pink spots have me stumped

    Probably miles off.....OG.
    Thanks for having a go! You got 4/15 right!

    I'll reveal the answers tomorrow, just in case anybody else wants to try their hand.

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    Lightbulb Re: Let's see how good your worldwide salmonid identification is!

    This is tougher than I expected but I will give it a go!
    1. No idea
    2. Brownie kind of?
    3. Arctic grayling
    4. Brook trout
    5. Steelhead
    6. No idea
    7. Salmon parr
    8. Rainbow grayling...
    9. Rainbow brownie...
    10. Rainbow trout
    11. Brook trout
    12. No idea
    13. No idea
    14. Rainbow trout
    15. Arctic charr

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    Default Re: Let's see how good your worldwide salmonid identification is!

    Quote Originally Posted by oldgold View Post
    3arctic grayling
    3 is deffo not a grayling. Is it some kind of Whitefish?

    8 may be an Arctic grayling? - certainly some kind of grayling.

    4, 6, 11, 15 are in the char family... brook trout, etc?

    1, 5, 9, 10, 13 are cutthroats?

    1 and 13 are the same species?

    14 - rainbow?

    The rest - not a scooby.

    Col

    PS: Have to agree with Jim. Please don't start a conversation with "So..." It's, like, sooooo trendy-hip-speak, and therefore really annoying to us old farts.
    Please note that any views expressed in this post may be those of the
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