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 week, we’ve got a second round of questions about the Latin species names of popular fly-rod quarry. We got a lot of the easy ones out of the way last week, so this one might be a tad tougher.
The scores on the last week’s Trivia Challenge were downright astonishing, with 15 100%s and 13 90%s. I am impressed that so many of you are up on your sport-fish taxonomy.
The randomly chosen winner of this week’s quiz will receive a super-cool, now-available Helios 2 Buff. The winner of our last quiz (as determined by random.org) was John Gordon, who received one of his lower recent scores yet still received a prize. Huh.
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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126 thoughts on “Take an All-New Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 02.20.14”
60%! Wow, far better than I would have thought.
a consistent 50%!
60%..not as good as last time
You scored 50%!
40% carpe diem means seize the carp right??
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80%–there were a few lucky guesses there
10 % 🙁
40%… much room for improvement.
60% with the usual amount of guesses.
70%. No idea how that just happened.
20% but hey almost all guesses
90%! Sweet new record!
Can’t believe I screwed up the Arctic Grayling one…
30 that hurt.
Must have gotten too confident after last week’s score. Also: shoveling, blowing, plowing snow every day is disrupting my focus.
50 % all guesses but one . enough of the latin already. I don’t mind not knowing something but if I cant even pronounce it.
30. 10% better than last time. And I don’t even fish for half of those fish!
60%. My guessing is showing.
40% I must need to brush up on my Latin.
You would think someone with 3 years of Latin would be able to do better than 30% ! Ohwell, guess I’ll go fish for something in the water!!! lol
70%. Same as last week’s latin quiz.
50%. Thanks Phil!
20%. I need to refresh my fishery biology reading!
60% with some good guesses
A big fat 40%, I guessed at every single one!
20 percent. Wow–I don’t think I’ve ever scored that low . . . ouch.
90%, two weeks in a row.
60% – I’m terrible at most species not found more than a few hundred miles from home.
That Fisheries Science degree finally pays off!
60% Pick me for the buff!
You scored 60%!
O% not one guess right 🙁
20%… Buff this!
40%. Same as last week, including 100% guessing. Confirms the saying “even a blind squirrel can find an acorn some of the time.”
40 better than i expected
90%!! Guess I’m more in tune with the dead language than I thought I was. The toothy critters got me–I knew it wasn’t pickerel!
80% – best yet! but will it lead to a buff . . ?
20% my lowest
100%…but I used to teach this stuff…catching fish is another story!
90%. Love the quizzes, Phil. Please keep them coming.
30% have to brush up on my Latin
40%. I’m not really getting any better at this.
40% – my guessing has improved in the past week.
90% put smallmouth instead of largemouth. I should have known that.
Scored a whopping 30%!
90% with some good guessing!
Scored a 30% guessing at each one!!
90%. Only missed one.
50% I guessed better last week 🙂
80% – Not as good as last week…
30%- man those are hard…..
80% Steelhead tricked me
The urge to cheat was great but I held on strongly to the honor code and scored an embarrassing but pure 40%
60%! I knew my trout scientific names, and guessed correctly on a few others…
50%. Guessing didn’t help me much this time.
I asked a friend and got 100%…on my own it wouldn’t have been so good.
I did know any answers. Scored 40% by guessing on every question?
60% and Happy!
40% I hate Latin
70%! That’s the best I’ve done in a long time!
30%. Thank you. Thank you very much.
60% once again, had to guess on the non salmonids.
20. Worst ever.
60%. High school Latin straight A’s….doesn’t really help with fish names.
10% all guesses and mostly wrong
40% back to class
Oh my 50% and never learned latin… just awesome 🙂
A 90%!! WOOO!!!! Esox masquinongy being my personal favorite.
Marshall J 100%
I’ll pass this week.
30%. Worst ever.
Guess I need to “Albula vulpes” up on the Latin before the next quiz. Yep, that was a little forced but I couldn’t resist.
60%! not too shabby
10% yea!!!…I hated latin in school and still do..LMAO
40%, I met town yesterday in Cranberry. What’s your excuse?
80% I cannot believe that I got Permit wrong
30% all guesses
60% – at least more than half of the names right… Well, I guess it’s ok.
20% – worst result yet…
60%. That has to be one of my best somehow.
40%, not too shabby!
20%, much harder than last weeks!!!!!