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.
142 thoughts on “Take a Classic Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 03.05.20”
40% !…..up from 30%. The dream never dies..!
70% still guessing wrong
80% 50+ years serious fly fishing, extensive library and magazine collection, never once heard or
seen the name Miles Nolte. 🙁
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! 🙂
It’s trivia! You’re not supposed to know it all.
Jerry, didn’t Nolte create Czech Nymphing….otherwise called dapping? A true god…(ROTFL…).
60%, slight uptick…
70%. Same as last time.
60% seems to be a popular score
100%….first time in a long time
80% must be learning about USA.
70% It’s about time I passed 50%
80%! Been a while since I scored that high.
80%….my skills are improving…or just my luck!
70%, which is better than last week.
80%, I’ll take it!
90% (the dry spell is over!)
I got 100%
60%. Best score in a long time.
80%. Not bad for an old timer!!
50% not bad.
70% wow I surprised myself
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?
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.
I’ll accept that answer. Give yourself another 10 points.
You’re right. The other 3 end up in the gulf of Mexico.
80% The air is better up here
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.
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.
70%. Very good for me.
80% and I didn’t have to guess. Just flat wrong on two. 🙂
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.
All are in Wyoming is my guess except the Missouri.
Best ever. 80%. I tricked myself with the Yellowstone Lake question.
60% better then expected
80% That’s 2 weeks in row
50% So sad
PB at 80! Yeeeeewweeeee!
60%, and the majority of me is ok with that!
90% should have known it wasn’t a underhanded spay cast you were referring to.
70% – I’ll take it.
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.
70%, C student, some things never change. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
a ho hum 70%
90% Why doesn’t the Missouri belong?
90%. Best score in a while. Must be because i am on my way to fish Depuy’s spring creek on the Yellowstone.
90% And I got that “which destination doesn’t belong” wrong too.
You scored 90%!
…but I have tied a manbearpig nymph – does that count?
80% Best Yet!
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.
100 for the first time. Even a blind sow can occasionally find an acorn.
80% I said Snake and I think Phil said he would accept that so maybe 90%
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
60% – Blame it on COVID-19
100 % Hot Dam finally did it !
80% My best yet!
60% + 10% for the Snake River reconsideration.
40%. A bit embarrassing.
70% Oy vey!
50% not half bad
Wow, back down to 30%
90, you’re listening to the whiners, made it too easy
70% and glad to get it
70% could be better, could be worse
You scored 70%! Not so bad
Steady as she goes with my 40%
Boy, I enjoy these.
Back to 60%. Passing grade where I come from.
90% with Snake extra credit
70%. My best score ever!
100% with the gimmy! Thanks. First ever! 2 lucky guesses.
Back to 60%
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.
60% better than my average
70% Way above my average!
80% – a vast improvement from last month’s incredible 20% performance.
80%, I’m shocked!
90% close with a little luck!
60, not my best, not my worst
90%….best ever. Phil got soft on this one…I expect we’ll see a little more rigor and obscurity in future quizzes…
50%…. can someone tell me why the MO River is different from the Snake, N. Platte and Wind Rivers?