Take an All-New Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 01.02.14

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. This one’s a new quiz, featuring 20 questions on famous fly-fishing waters in the United States. Of course, there may be other waters with the same name elsewhere, so please choose the most famous one for fly fishers.

The last quiz was pretty easy, apparently, for there were 17 perfect scores. Congrats to all you who really know your fly names.

The randomly chosen winner of this week’s quiz will receive a super-cool, not-yet-available Helios 2 Buff. (See below) The winner of our last quiz (as determined by random.org) was Hayden, who just squeaked by on the quiz, but succeeded in winning a prize anyway.

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 a cool Buff.

Good luck!

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152 thoughts on “Take an All-New Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 01.02.14”

  1. 50% I think we need a ruling on the Kootenai. It should be illegal for any state in the Lower 48 to name a river something that sounds so damn Alaskan. I’m giving myself a score of 60% based upon a technicality.

  2. Just joined the 50/50 club..
    Makes me want to go out and fish instead of listening to the weather reports up and down the east coast..

  3. 35% Whoop! Not bad considering I had to guess on each one. Too bad there were no Tennessee rivers, those I know.

  4. 35%. At least I got the one in the state I live in right, along with the one in the state I grew up in and five others.

  5. You scored 50%!

    In the Los Angeles area, we also have a San Gabriel River. The West Fork is a tailwater, and the East Fork a freestone. In the early 1900s, the San Gabriel was the natal stream for a large run of steelhead of significant size. Like many other west coast rivers, it was dam(n)ed to provide water storage for the eastern side of a growing Los Angeles, the San Gabriel Valley. Although there are no more steelhead, there is a self-sustaining population of beautiful, albeit small, rainbows. A lovely place to fish, as long as you walk past the Bud line–the distance required to pass the Budweiser cans and boxes left by less enlightened and lazy visitors.


  6. 60%….and I got the Little J wrong…and I have fished there.
    Must be the cold weather here in the valley…has to be…
    fun quiz…

  7. 85% – I always call it the Little Juanita, but that makes it sound like it’s from south of the border somewhere!

  8. 95% with no lookups – but a few lucky hunches that could’ve gone the other way. Fun list to try to fish.

  9. 95% (love geography), however, I have to call Bravo Sierra on the “Kootenai” River Question. The Kootenai River in fact does run through the panhandle of Idaho (having fished it) going through the city of Bonners Ferry. Any way. Great fun.

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