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 with the same topic as last week, featuring 20 questions on famous fly-fishing waters in the United States. Of course, there may be other waters with the same names elsewhere, so please choose the most famous one for fly fishers.
The last quiz stumped quite a few folks, and there were just three perfect scores. Congrats to Nycflyangler, Ron Urban, and Zedd (who scored a 95% but successfully appealed his one “incorrect” answer). On the other hand, nine respondents missed perfection by a single question.
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 John Zimmer, who was one of those almost-but-not-quite scores.
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.
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128 thoughts on “Take an All-New Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 01.09.14”
BTW, question #13 is a trick question for those of us in the Southwest. There’s more than one Guadalupe in these parts.
that’s what I was thinking too Dan! Isn’t there one in southern NM around Carlsbad?
Possibly, I don’t know that one. But I do know that’s the name of one of the best trout rivers in North-Central New Mexico.
Rough – 45%
75% Not so good.
40%. There is also a Trinity River in Texas. Or at least it was when I lived there.
50%, I’m not disappointed. At least I didn’t miss any home rivers…
50% ! I even got a Wyoming questions wrong and I’m FROM Wyoming!!
45% – better than I thought.
85%, not terrible but I should have known the other 3
Q.9 The St. Croix is the border for Minnesota and Wisconsin for most of its route, otherwise its headwaters is only in Wisconsin. I think both Wisonsin and Minnesota answers are correct. Still, my score still sucks.
Yeah, I blew that one. Give youself another 5 if you guessed Minnesota.
Ha….always some minion nitpicking. I still blew the quiz.
pretty sure we have a trinity river here in Texas…I demand a recount…
30%. failed geography
40% Doing better each week!
55% – seems i need to do more traveling
25% Woot! Woot!!
That was a tough one. 75%
50%. I was happy to at least know those…
25. I hate to complain, but there is also a Trinity River in Texas.
hmmmm. I live about 5 minutes from the (or at least a) Trinity River and I’m in Texas
Yes there is, but it isn’t a famous fly-fishing destination.
70% this was a tough one!
Missed one. I am sure there is one in Maine. That is the one I missed.
Don, are you thinking of the Rapid RIVER?
45 % at least I knew the ones ive fished
45%, all guessing!
i ONLY SCORED A 40% COOL THING IS I HAVE FISHED THOSE I GOT RIGHT!
50%….a failing score that I can finally be proud of.
45% Had to guess on most!
20%. Not a single guess was correct. Only ones I got right were the ones I knew for sure.
75% with a lot of guessing, boy was that hard! Thanks Phil!
50% – That was tough
Consistency, at 35%.
40% I am tempted to start googling for the answers!
Should of follow my gut on St. Croix for Wisconsin, not Minnesota.
55% Need to read more literature.
100!!! Couple of lucky guesses!
25% I need to fish farther than my own backyard!
95% close! I thought the St Croix was in Wisconsin and Minnesota?
45% all guesses
45%, the new englander got all the NE bodies of water right!
85%. I like these river geography quizzes.
90% I need a buff!
30%. I live in canada so…
90%. Not too bad.
45% made some educated and not so educated guesses. Definitely need to fish West of the Mississippi some more.
55% My brain is going bad. I’m blaming all the sub zero temperatures we’ve had to endure lately.
50 percent–not so good.
70% can we get another fly naming quiz
40% Guess I need to travel more!
35% with lots of guessing.
30 lowest ever
75%. My head hurts!
30% thank goodness I live in Maine or I’d never get any of these answers
45% – can’t complain on a tough quiz like that
45 again still not bad for a canuck.
60% but you need to have a look at the name of the river that runs straight through the middle of DFW west to east. Can’t believe I missed the Selway… Cheers.
50% ouch !!!
55% Major improvement over last week!
You scored 30%!
I need more travel time
20%. I need to study maps more apparently.
pitiful 15% and I should be automatically disqualified as I missed one in my own state 🙁
30% I knew absolutely none of those for sure.
40%- missed marked a couple…..
40% Okay for a Canadian taking a quiz on American rivers.
30% oh well not a good way to start the year!
You scored 60%!
I got an 80%, but had to use the web as I am not well traveled!
35% Actually quite happy with the improvement!!
40%. I got tricked by the Trinity River being in Texas. Should of realized it’s not a trout stream since I live in Texas. The Guadalupe is, though.
90% But I guessed on a few and was lucky…
50 per cent
Feeling pretty good!
45% Ouch! I just studied river maps of Montana. 48 more to go!
45% I claim something-or-other for getting NOT ONE of my guesses right. What are the odds?
65% tough one
I PROTEST !!! The St Croix river is in BOTH Minnesota AND Wisconsin, trick question and I was marked wrong saying Wisconsin.
You scored 60%!
90% and my fat finger hit Maine for Walden Pond! The quiz is easier when you have fished over half the questions.
…if Bill W. Is right my fat finger cost me a perfect 100. Google mapping St. Croix now. Fun quiz. Thanks Orvis
35% Will need to start getting around a little more!
60% – shout out for the Watauga!
Feeling good about my 55.
30% More Canadian Trout streams! Or at least one?
Not bad for guessing 45%
55% again; got to get out more!
A little better 50%. Thanks again, Phil!
Only 25%. I mainly fish Western States.
50% not too bad!