Take an All-New Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 02.20.14

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 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.

Good luck!


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Do you know the Latin name for this species?
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126 thoughts on “Take an All-New Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 02.20.14”

  1. 40%
    Must have gotten too confident after last week’s score. Also: shoveling, blowing, plowing snow every day is disrupting my focus.

  2. 50 % all guesses but one . enough of the latin already. I don’t mind not knowing something but if I cant even pronounce it.

  3. 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

  4. 40%. Same as last week, including 100% guessing. Confirms the saying “even a blind squirrel can find an acorn some of the time.”

  5. 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!

    1. 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.

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