Take a Classic Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 08.15.19

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Welcome to the latest 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 from the archive to get the synapses firing, on subjects as varied as fly names, book titles, and strange fish species.

The last quiz was another tough nut to crack, and there was just one perfect score. Give it up for MarkT! However, eight responders scored 90%, including–believe it or not–Alan Burrows, who is on a streak of four 90s in a row. The most common score held steady at 60%.

The winner of this week’s random drawing will receive The Orvis Guide to Leaders, Knots, and Tippets by none other than the great Tom Rosenbauer. This handy take-along book addresses the technical issues surrounding leaders and connections in relation to state-of-the-art line materials and types, and details the best overall knots for fly-line connections.

The winner of our last quiz–who gets The Orvis Fly-Tying Guide–is Shawn, whose score was just above average.

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

129 thoughts on “Take a Classic Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 08.15.19”

  1. 70% although I disagree with the Picket Pin being a streamer I was always under the Impression that it was a wet gly

  2. 70% – I grew up in Louisiana and have caught gaspergou in the Calcasieu River. I live in Idaho and have fished the Boise River as it flows through downtown Boise.

  3. 70%. Would have been 90% but for changing answers on Boise River and speckled trout. Always go with your first instinct.

  4. In all honesty, I knew these answers only, and I emphasize only, because I had a roommate in the service who would continually talk about fly-fishing.
    At the time, I was stationed at Fairchild AFB, Washington (Spokane, WA.).
    Since I had a vehicle and he did not, he was always wanting to take trips to Idaho, and various other locations in the Northwest (remember this was 1973-74 timeframe).
    It was an interesting way to see other places beyond Spokane on our off-time.
    I got 100%.

  5. So I says to myself, I says – “I’m acing this sucker this week” and lo & behold guess what?
    Just kiddin’ – I got 60%…
    Oh and I tie a sz. 20 picket pin dry and it’s deadly on the Yellow Breeches, Penns & Spring Creek.
    Thanks Phil – I enjoy the quizzes.

  6. Wow 70%. I haven’t taken one of these quizzes in a few years because I grew tired of scoring 20 and 30%. Either I have become smarter, luckier or maybe Tom not doing the quiz helps. Anyway, good for me!

  7. 90% percent! My best yet and I only missed a question that I never would have known the answer to because nobody in the West calls a brook trout a speckled trout.

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