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”
Second week in a row. I should quit while I’m ahead. Naw.
finally got a good score. 90%
50% better than usual!
60%. Solid C-.
50%. Better than last time.
80%. I’ll take it!
50%- 10% above average!
90%. Last question got me.
100%. Thought that would never happen!
60%. I would have scored higher if I had gotten more of them correct.
70% although I disagree with the Picket Pin being a streamer I was always under the Impression that it was a wet gly
You’re right. Give yourself an 80%.
80–best score in a long time
80% this time, cool
90%. Once again, questions about rivers are my nemesis!
60. I remember Tom writing some of these. They were a little easier
90% – should be 100%. A picket pin is not a streamer, at least not back in the day.
That’s a fair cop; I’ve edited the quiz to reflect that. Give yourself a 100%. But if you didn’t choose streamer, which did you choose.
Nymph could have been a wet fly, I suppose. Sorry I gave away the answer.
an honest 80
60 Par for me.
90%. What the heck is a Picket Pin?
70%, oh well.
90%. Ole Dutch John got me.
90% soooo close!
A disappointing 50%.
Not bad for someone NOT named Alan Burrows…
My first above .500 is an 80%?! I’ll take it!
80%. I’m lucky!
I’ll take 70%. Isn’t the Picket Pin a “wet fly”?
90% personal best!
80%. My best in a while
PB at 90%!!!
90% Best in a long while
70%…thanks for easing up on us.
60% – room for improvement
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.
70%. Would have been 90% but for changing answers on Boise River and speckled trout. Always go with your first instinct.
70% not very good.
40% as usual
50% dropped from last week!
70%. Would have been 80% if I had actually thought about question 1.
60% who Hoo
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%.
80% That’s the best I have ever scored on one of these quizzes. Woohoo!
80% one of my best
90% Thought I’d done the rare deed
80% this time, cool
70% once again
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.
80% this week. Not bad, I figure that at least I passed. Is this class graded on a curve?
90% this time, a personal best on Phil’s quizes.
90 best ever!
90. Easier week this week.
50% I Suck haha! I love to learn tho!
Not sure if this is good or bad
70% which is about the best I ever do. Keep up the fun quizzes!
90% with a few lucky guesses.
Par. Nice day to play though.
90% dang it
70! I’m improving. I hope.
60% for a change
60%. Good for me.
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!
70%, and I only guessed at half of them. Personal best.
80%- not too bad. I’ll take it. Keep ’em coming, Phil.
slipped a bit
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.