Take an All-New Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 01.22.15

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. This one features 10 new questions, covering subjects from Midwestern rivers to rare trout.

The scores on the last quiz were another baby step upward from the previous one, with five perfect scores. Kudos to Will Alexander, Greg Bostater, Adam VanLeeuwen, Thomas Freund, and Justin S. The most common score remained 40%.

The randomly chosen winner of this week’s quiz will receive a cool fly-fishing book. Our last sticker-packwinner (as determined by random.org) was Zach, who scored a very respectable 70%.

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 Tom’s book with his inspirational words on the title page.

Good luck!


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138 thoughts on “Take an All-New Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 01.22.15”

    1. 80%… though I read that “AP” really stood for All Purpose, so I challenge that answer.

      “Some think that the “A.P.” stands for the late Andre Puyans, the designer, but it actually represents “All Purpose”.”

  1. 70%…but, a few of your correct answers are questionable! “Sergeant fish” is a boney fish, striped body.
    The casting of a fly on the water was in the writings of the early Greeks. AP Nymph is really ‘all purpose’!

    Mmmmm! I demand a recount! Interesting quiz, though!

    1. The only one of these I will concede on is the “all purpose.” Give yourself another 10%. As for the casting question, I trust Andrew Herd implicitly. The operative word here is “casting.” And if you Google “sergeant fish snook,” you’ll see that this is a common nickname.

  2. 60 percent. But when combined with th 60 percent from the last quiz, I’m easily into extra credit territory!

  3. 20%. My worst yet! Strange that I’ve caught snook in Florida, Texas and Mexico and never heard of it called a “sergeant fish”.

  4. Hi Phil,

    One quick bit about André Puyans. You have him listed as a noted Idaho angler. Although Andy would lead trips in Idaho and Montana each year, he lived in California. He had a fly-shop in Walnut Creek, CA for many years. I had the pleasure of sitting at the same table with him when he was inducted into the FFF Fly-Fishing Hall of Fame and knew him from the many FFF functions and Conclaves in California. A good friend of mine worked for Andy at his Walnut Creek shop. He really was a Renaissance Man of Fly-fishing. He did everything well. Was a superb fly-caster and of course his fly-tying was legendary.

    Dan Gracia

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