Take a Classic Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 03.05.20

Welcome to another edition of our weekly trivia challenge, in which we test your knowledge of all things fly fishing and where you might learn a thing or two about this sport we love. This week, we’ve got ten classic questions about river tributaries, fish hybrids, famous flies, and more.

The last quiz was a little easier than the previous one, and there were three perfect scores. Kudos to Tim Trunick, Jay B., and Chris, who commented, “Not bad for my first time.” (Oooh, gaunlet thrown.) The most common score jumped up one spot to 70%.

The winner of this week’s random drawing will receive a two-pack of Orvis Mirage Trout Leaders in the size of their choice. Pure fluorocarbon Mirage has the highest abrasion resistance of any leader or tippet, and is virtually invisible to fish. Mirage fluoro leaders should be your go-to for spring creeks, still water, large streamers, or fishing nymphs in clear water.

The winner of our last quiz (as determined by random.org)–who will also receive a pack of Mirage leaders–is Jeff., whose score did not impress him.

So post your score below (or below the post on our Facebook page!) for a chance to win a great video.

Good luck!

142 thoughts on “Take a Classic Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 03.05.20”

  1. 80% 50+ years serious fly fishing, extensive library and magazine collection, never once heard or
    seen the name Miles Nolte. 🙁

    1. There needs to be a quiz for those of us who don’t get to fish West of the Mississippi! LOL Rocky Mountains, Alaska..might as well be on the moon! 🙂

  2. As for “Which of these angling destinations does NOT belong?”, I thought the Snake is the only one of those that drains to the Pacific?

    1. Not only that, but the waters of the Wind River and the North Platte both end up in the Missouri. They are all part of the same watershed. Granted it is a massive watershed.

  3. I got 80% this week and a serious question.
    Which of these angling destinations does NOT belong? With this question could you explain at some point how the four possible answers relate to this question. I can not understand how the Missouri fits this topic.
    Thank you.


    1. My intended answer was that the other three all flow in Wyoming. But someone above pointed out that the Snake is the only that flows to the Pacific. SO I’ll accept either answer. My bad.

  4. 90%…almost. Like some others, need an explanation on that question about which river does not belong. Took a guess on which I thought was least likely to be impounded.

  5. 70% – An improvement over my recent benchmark of 50%.

    Like several others, I selected the Snake River as the outlier since it is a tributary to the Columbia River. The three other rivers comprise the Missouri River drainage.

    But I ain’t complaining. It was just a different way of reading the question. My two other misses were out and out wrong guesses.

  6. 90%. Best score in a while. Must be because i am on my way to fish Depuy’s spring creek on the Yellowstone.

  7. 60 %, but I think it should be 70.
    I answered Snake River as it on the Western side of the continental divide while the other three are on the eastern.

  8. 90% Not bad BTW I had to take this s second time in another browser because the button when you finish did not appear in Safaire

  9. I’m changing my score in the grade book from 70% to 80% to take credit for the “destination” question. (See my previous comment.)

    I figure this also puts my name in the hat a second time for the Orvis leader drawing.

  10. 90%….best ever. Phil got soft on this one…I expect we’ll see a little more rigor and obscurity in future quizzes…

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