Go on a Fishing Trip and We'll Give You a Military Nickname

By: Zoe Samuel

Go on a Fishing Trip and We'll Give You a Military Nickname
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About This Quiz

Serving in the military is a high calling indeed, and that's why on the face of it, it can be surprising that so many people are truly drawn to it, even when other careers and opportunities are open to them. This is because the military is not a monolithic entity. Contrary to how Hollywood often portrays it, it's not just made up of 6-foot-tall square-jawed superhero types. Indeed, for each one of those, there are at least 10 men and women in other roles, from logistics to intelligence to research and development to supplies to medics to engineers, and that's just a glimpse of the scope of the overall operation.

That's why all sorts of people can find a place in the military, where their skills will be put to great use — and the job you have and the way you do it are inevitably going to earn you a military nickname. Of course, the characteristics that earn this name will also guide you when you date, when you find a civilian job, and when you go on a trip. That's why if you tell us how you'd plan and execute a fishing trip, we can figure out the perfect military nickname for you!

What month is your favorite time to go fishing?
August
July
May
September

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Who organizes the snacks?
I don't need snacks!
I do, generally.
I usually help!
I don't know.

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Did you know where to find the fish?
No, but once I find them, they're in trouble.
Yes, I looked it up.
I know these things.
Nope

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If you hook one, play it, but then lose it, how do you feel?
Enraged
Sad for whoever was most excited
Annoyed
Philosophical

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Could you teach another participant to cast?
No
Sure!
Probably
Not well!

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How are your fly-tying skills?
I can tie any fly to any line.
Pretty solid
Better than most
Average at best

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Are you going to keep what you catch?
Yes, and eat it immediately!
Probably not
Probably will!
Depends who's there and whether we are hungry.

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If it's a little drizzly, what do you do?
Soldier on
Use my golf umbrella
Use a poncho
Take a break and sit in the car

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Would you know how to handle it if someone got a fly hooked on their own hand?
You don't fuss over a little thing like that.
Yes, I'd help them.
I have a first aid kit.
No idea

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What sort of fish do you most like to fish for?
Shark
Salmon
Trout
Catfish

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How would you travel to the river/lake/ocean in question?
Truck
Car
Bike
Bus

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Did you bring any sunglasses, just in case it's bright?
I just squint.
Yes
I bring many pairs, for everyone!
I think so.

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Would you bring any children on the fishing trip?
No, thanks
I'd love to!
That'd be fine.
If they are nice kids

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How far in advance did you plan the trip?
It was spontaneous.
Months
Weeks
A few days

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Besides kids, who is invited to come with you?
No one
My boo
My buddies
One buddy

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What sort of boots will you wear?
Military spec
Wellies
Waders
Walking boots (I'm prone to error).

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If you bring a friend and they're not enjoying it, what do you do?
I don't make the mistake of bringing a friend.
Change things up so they are happier
Give them candy I brought
Make jokes and amuse them

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Do you net your own fish, or ask someone to net it for you?
I net my own.
I am the netter for other people's fish.
It depends on who's with me.
I like to have help.

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What do you use to put a caught fish out of its misery?
A rock
I put it back.
A "priest"
The side of the boat

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If you're not doing catch-and-release, where will you cook the fish?
By the place I caught it, on a fire I built
Back home
On a little grill I brought
Any of the above

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Do you own a rod, or do you have to rent?
I own more than one rod.
I rent.
I own many rods and many reels.
I borrow.

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If you bring your dog, how will you stop them mucking up the trip by scaring all the fish away?
I will not bring a dog.
I encourage them to sit in the car, which they do.
I attach them to a peg.
I let them splash it up a couple of times, then tell them to sit nicely other times. My dog is a good dog, so they will.

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What do you do when you get water in your waders?
Ignore it
Suffer!
Turn myself upside down. I have a method.
Scoop it out

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What sort of hat do you wear while fishing?
Cap
Bucket hat
Cord hat, so it stays on no matter what
Sun hat

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What music do you listen to while fishing?
None
We mostly chat.
I have a playlist ready.
Something lighthearted that I can sing along to

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Have you ever noodled a catfish?
Of course
Not yet
Just once
Many times

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You have a fish ready to net when your buddy falls in the river. Do you lose your fish to rescue him?
No
Of course
I net it and grab him simultaneously.
I rescue my buddy. I'd rather laugh about that forever than get a fish.

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How long will you fish without catching something before giving up in disgust?
I will fish until I have a fish.
A day
Two days
Half a day

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How did you learn to cast?
I taught myself.
Dad taught me.
My buddy taught me.
Online videos

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If you needed the bathroom badly, but the fish were really biting, how close would you be willing to cut it?
I would stay until I had a fish, no matter what.
I'd just go handle the bathroom thing.
I'd definitely risk it.
I'd probably risk it.

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