Welcome to another edition of our trivia challenge, where we test your knowledge of all things fly fishing and where you might learn a thing or two about this sport we love. Here’s a classic quiz that will gauge your expertise on the best flies to imitate specific fish foods.
The scores on the last quiz jumped back upward in a big way, as we went from just a single score to seven of them. Congrats to: Steve Root, Josh Coburn, Nathan Hold, Dee Dee Davis, Clint, Shawn Smith, and Nick H. There were nine 90% scores, and the most common score was a promising 80% (although 70, 60, and 50 were just a tick behind).
The randomly chosen winner of this week’s quiz will receive a year’s subscription to Catch Magazine. Our last winner (as determined by random.org) was John S., who passed the test by the skin of his teeth.
So, take this week’s quiz, and no matter how well or poorly you do, post your score in the comments below to be eligible to win!
169 thoughts on “Take a Classic Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 04.09.15”
80%, darn midges and shrimp!
90, damn crab flies!
I don’t know my salt water flies… Guess I need more trips to the beach 😀
Finally! My first 100%
Yo, 100%. lucky guess on the crab!
Well what do you know, my first 100%.
50% might win random draw, surly not knowledge test.
50% Getting a bit better
70% my best ever
70 per cent. Had them all right then changed three…
Ok, I am just a beginner 🙂
Great tests…I fish the AuSable river in Michigan. Can’t wait till opening day !!!!!
Doh, 50%. It’s all about the presentation, right?
90%. Best score yet!
70… yikes hopefully my test in school today goes better
90%… another close one.
100%. Bet you get a lot of 100’s this week.
100%… living on cape cod and fishing for just about everything helps
100% I love the fly ones, they always make me feel smarter than I really am
70% Not too bad!
90% second guessed myself, should have gone with my first choice WD-40…
40% most were a guess.
I’ll take it.
60%! Flunked again!
100% even with the saltwater flies!
90% changed glowbug
90% … Not too shabby!
90%. No idea what a hellgramite was. Don’t ever think we have this litle monsters here in Europe.
90 % darrrrn missed a saltwater question. ive never been saltwater fly fishing
80%. Need to fish the salt!
40% ugh, don’t know saltwater stuff.
90% and the one I missed I totally don’t agree with Phil! But excellent quiz:)
90%- lucky guesses on the saltwater ones
90%. And I plead for redress on the last question. A prince nymph works great for small, black stoneflies in my estimation.
80%, missed the salt flies.
60% shameful no excuses. Random.org is my only hope.
40%. Back to my old ways.
90% missed the last one, dang
60% Not bad. Good quiz. Thanks!
30% hah fail
My girls helped. 20%. One right for each girl.
90 percent and happy about it!
90% – Got waylaid by some Bitch Creek? I was a Prince!
90%. Pretty fair test..
90% – those darn salty flies . . .
70%, guess I’ll keep reading and tying and try for a higher score next time.
50% got to brush up on salt water flies
40 thanks for the salt water stuff saved me
90% , a lot better than last week
70%. Personal Quiz best!
60% oh well.
80%, better brush up on saltwater flies!
90%! should have aced it.
Yikes! Only 50%. I need to fish.
Welp, 50% this week. Womp womp.
Double Down Derek! my first 100% as well!!
Time to hit the water!
So confident and only scored 70%.
40%- oh well
50%. Not bad for a salt water dude.
80% and I don’t even know what a hellgrammite is… 🙂
First time receiving 100% for me!
90%…not familiar with salt water flies
Easy one this week. 100%
30% – Shameful!
60%. Gotcha and Bitch Creek got me. Plus 2 others.
SCORE 40% Fun, one hundred!
90% so close!
Fun stuff keep them coming!! One day I will get a100% Long Rod
50%. My usual score for these.
90%! – not bad – that midge pupa go me though.
Guess that i’ll have to take that trip to the Bahamas for bones…
20% not good with flies yet, but learning a lot!
90%. no clue why I didn’t pick the Prince for stone fly nymph. ARGHHHH
30%, fly fished for my first time a week ago and have A LOT to learn, come on random drawing!
100%. It has been a few weeks since I’ve taken one of the quizzes and this one seemed a lot easier than others I have taken!
You scored 100%!
70%, passed, but not satisfactory in my mind.
A sad 60%
Second week at 80%, could have had my first 100% if I had gone with my first guess on the two I missed!
% 40 – boo this man
100% woo hoo!! I don’t know rivers, but I know flies!! Or at least these flies 🙂
70%. Long time coming,,,,,,,,
100% baby! It was a toss up between the bitch creek and the prince for the stonefly nymph though. Bitch creek seemed more obvoIous… Off to Hell or High Water event now, so later!
90% should be 100% must start rechecking answers one always moves because its not locked in .
After 40 plus years of fly fishing, I finally got to use some history of fly patterns.
I was lucky to get 100% on this one.
60%…back to the Orvis tying book
100% — 2nd in a row! Huge lucky streak after never getting a 100% before last week!
woot, woot! 100%…I have to admit I guessed on the crab question.
70 percent, but I’d say a couple of those are a matter of opinion 😉
You scored 80%
I think that’s my highest score ever!