Take a Classic Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 04.30.15

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. Sorry for the two-week layoff, but the 2015 Orvis Guide Rendezvous took up a lot of time. Here’s a classic quiz that will gauge your expertise on a variety of angling topics, from fly history to wader care.

The scores on the last quiz were a home run, with an astounding thirty-three 100s. Congrats especially to Nathan Hold, who bagged his second perfect score in a row. And believe it or not, the most common score was a 90%!

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 Dave Driscoll, who scored a respectable 80% (and who is now a two-time winner).

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!

Good luck!

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151 thoughts on “Take a Classic Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 04.30.15”

  1. 90% but I question #6, not aware of any “engineering” to the genetic material, just careful breeding for certain traits.

    1. I was the same but I guess technically selective breeding is a type of genetic engineering. In my head engineering speaks more of DNA splicing in laboratories.

  2. 80%, and I disagree with your ostensibly correct answers to the two I got “wrong”! (A fly should be in the water if it’s going to catch fish, and genetic engineering is not the same as selective breeding.)

  3. 90%. I was incorrect on #9. I see why, but I do keep my 4 piece rods together throughout the season in 2 sections. But they are kept in rod cases. Hence less wear on ferrules and they don’t come loose and crack.

  4. 100%, but only because they didn’t have an answer “A river section where drift boats are not allowed” on the first question!

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