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 a similar topic as the last one, but this time with an international flair! We’ve got 20 questions on famous fly-fishing waters, salt and fresh, around the world. Of course, there may be other waters with the same names elsewhere, so please choose the most famous one for fly fishers. And I have normalized a few names to keep from giving away the answer.
The last quiz was obviously a tough one, as there were just two perfect scores. Congrats to Tim f and Don. On the other hand, I made an egregious error in the answer for the St. Croix River, so everyone who got that wrong can add five points to their scores. My bad; sorry about that.
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 TTobey, who didn’t do all that great but still gets the prize.
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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137 thoughts on “Take an All-New Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 01.23.14”
50%. That was a long one.
55% I guess I need to travel more…
100%! Whoop Whoop!
95% would have been 100%. Damn touch screens!!!
50 per cent. I have only heard of 4 of those places so my guessing cap got a stress test.
55% not very worldly.
30%. 100% guess.
45%. Much more difficult than the previous domestic versions.
70% Knew 2, rest were a guess
Close, but no cee-gar.
40% better than I thought I’d do!
20%… I need to get out more!
40 % 20 questions I dint know the answers to , oh the agony
40% – need to travel!
45% Lot of guesses….Didn’t want to Google the answers..
45%. Pure guessing. Best score in months.
I need to travel more, 35%
Hell, I can’t believe I even got 45%. I didn’t know any of them!
Only 30% guessed on most of them.
85% – cool to see all the other (non-American) places to fly fish
70%! Much better than last week!!
100% All Right! Best so far on any trivia!
100% but, i looked every single one up on winkipedia. It was a very educational excercise. I imagine a lot of rivers and streams in Europe have historical importance and I have often wondered about how the two world wars impacted those rivers and lakes and wildlife in general..
30% all guesses
30% all guesses
55% not to bad for mostly guessing haha
60% – I won’t forget the Soca river in a while… A deep turquoise colour, trout everywhere and you couldn’t tell if the water was 30 centimeters or 3 meters deep it was so pure. And guess what? I didn’t have a rod with me. One of the most frustrating weekends of my life- but an incredibly beautiful country…
55% could have known more…
30% via random clicking.
40% Fun. Thanks Phil.
You scored 45%!
Only knew the Matapedia river.
a monster score of 30%
20%. I need to start looking these up as I go so I can learn something along the way.
60% and amazed to get that!. This was the toughest quiz yet, as far as I’m concerned.
50%, no idea how haha
45%. All but 2 were guesses. All but 2 I’ve never heard of.
40% – not bad for only knowing one answer
20% Had to guess on every one except two . . .
45% I’m actually proud of this score. I knew the Limay and Amur from reading some magazine articles.
Total guesses got me a 45%. I’ve only heard of two of these fisheries. Thanks, Phil.
not bad 75%
45% – and I’m actually happy with that
70% all guesses basically.
70% with much guessing
35…Got some of the continents right but went with 100 guessing after that.
60 %, and amazed at that.
Seriously, the Okavango Delta? What flies should I bring?!?
50%, I’ll take it! Learned new places to put on the ol’ fishing “bucket” list.
50% wow, I thought I knew my geography.
Back to the books.
20% I need to get out more! Working is overrated!
20% I’m no good at these and I feel bad googling it so I guess.
15%- all guess.
I did OK. 65%
75 % and very happy with that.
35%. Never heard of any of these.
100% Came close last week but the St. Croix question got me. Thanks Phil !
40%. Better than I expected.
I’m happy to have scored 50% on that one. pure guesswok
Yes I won!
I am living proof even bad scores win at orvis!
Its not Toms book but still awesome.
Orvis is the best.
And now the bad news…..30%. 🙂
But I only fish Maine so I live a sheltered life…..
Da var det 65%…. oh sorry i made 65% 🙂
Ikke verst 😉
100% !!!! just kidding, how about 65% with lots of guessing
55 percent, never heard of most, probably never see them.
80%! Surprised myself. That was a tough one.
30% on 95%guesses. way tougher quiz than the one on domestic rivers
20% on first try, all guessing
100% on second try, thanks to Google
25% At least I knew I was guessing.
20%. 100% guessing. Having a hard time believing some of the scores posted here. There must be a lot of looking up answers. Maybe I need to change tactics.
40% with all guesses. At least I beat the odds.
70%, READ ABOUT SOME & LUCKY GUESS ON OTHERS,,,,,,,
40% tough one!
Brutal test – 35%
15%. It should have been 0% some good guests.
50% some lucky guesses
Only 45% even if I have been lucky enough to fish a few places listed here. Now on to Ireland then maybe I can get those right next time! Great quiz!
30% and I didn’t know one of these.
I’m happy!! All guesses – 30%
Really enjoyed this quiz. Only scored 35%. Sure would like to improve my future scores by researching some of these locations first hand.
30% and proud
75%. Several of the rivers have moved….
90% Not Bad
35% definitely thought I had done better than that
55% with about 55% guesses!
You scored 80%! Now, if I could only afford to visit the locations I knew.
65% and glad to get it! Tough quiz.
25%…did you get a world atlas for Christmas??
well close but not great 70%
here is my comment. BOOOOOOOOOOOO.
45 almost half way there.
Also 100% got real lucky today best go out and buy a lottery ticket
85 with many guesses
95% – A few educated guesses and, actually, knew most of the locations. A big improvement from my past sub 50% performances. Got the Limay wrong.
50. I guess I need to travel more.
5% hahah that was a tough one!
60! and lucky at that!
25% Ouch! Oh well, at least I new the Soca and the Amur. I’m a sucker for giant trout. 🙂
30%, all guesses. Great quiz
80% – not too shabby, but have to admit I was lucky with a couple of guesses…
That was a hard one.
that was a tough one
45% and I thought I was okay at geography
20% via dumb luck.