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 ten new questions on fish foods and the flies that imitate them. Remember: Each question asks for the BEST answer, as you can often makle a case for any fly being a pretty good imitation.
The scores on the last week’s Latin-based Trivia Challenge were not bad at all, with 4 100%s (congratulations Doug, Dennis Durham, Bill Loverage, and Marshall J) and 8 90%s. The questions were tougher than those the week before, so I am again impressed by how knowledgeable y’all are.
The randomly chosen winner of this week’s quiz will receive a copy of Great Fishing Lodges of North America by Paul Fersen, a gorgeous coffee-table book. The winner of our last quiz (as determined by random.org) was Cpt Red, who scored a very respectable 80%.
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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214 thoughts on “Take an All-New Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 02.27.14”
100%! Got lucky on the last few. 🙂
Wow! From 100% to 30%. Humbling, though I did guess at at least 4.
90 should be 100 very annoying when you go to move and it changes your answer!
70% This type of quiz is much more useful in my mind.
holy crap 80% !
90%, I use gurglers but never thought of them as wounded minnow but a clouser with the up and down is more like it to me.
Just getting into fly fishing. Second quiz I’ve taken. Mostly guesses. 30%.
50%. Looks like I have some studying to do.
40%. Still learning.
100% Can’t recall doing that before…
100%…guessed on the minnow and salmonfly patterns and got lucky!
50%… and I could of sworn this was going to be my week…
70%. Best yet.
80% sparkle DUN!…DOH!
80% The wounded baitfish got me, as did the fact that I really wasn’t familiar with any of the patterns on the salmonfly question. Fun regardless!
scored 40% tough day
80%. Damned bait-fish imitations.
Yeah, 70. Best in a long time.
50% for me.
50%. I learned something this week. Much better quiz.
60% lot of guesses.
50 glorious percent.
This quiz on “fish foods and the flies that imitate them” was more up my alley. First time 100% correct.
Only 50% 🙁 lol
90% I’m with Winston a Clouser is a better imitation of a wounded baitfish than a gurgler. I use gurglers all the time in Saltwater
90% and the best answer is still the pheasant tail despite what the computer says – – sooooo 100%
20% Looks like I’ve got some learning to do
70% the gartside gurgler really got to me.
You scored 30%! 🙁
80%! One of my better quizzes.
70%. Fun quiz this week!
60 % whatcha gonna do
60%. Not terrible!
70%, not bad.
60%. Best score yet! I’m dumb, ok… Geez…
30% thats not good, with hundreds of flies in my boxes one would hope that i’d know whats what,,,, o well maybe this nice book would teach me 🙂
30% great learning tool, I’ll be back but gotta hit the books.
Only 50%, shoot!
Only managed a 40%. Pictures definitely would have helped, haha.
40% First time taking on Orvis News, Hope to improve next time!
8 out of 10. The dumb thing is that I knew the two I missed..
50%, much better than last week!
30% still learning all I can.
80%… I should have taken my time!
You coming out to Missoula for the OGR in April? If so, see you there!!!
60% Thanks Phil, that was lots of fun!
40%… It would seem that tying my own random concoctions has limited my knowledge base. ha
90% for me. Better than expected since I mostly target warm water and salt water species.
70% but I would have been 100% on the stream!
Missed one and scored a 90%
80%. Hmmm, thought I had this one nailed.
30%. As bad as usual!
40% work in progress!
100% wild guess on the gurgler and the grey ghost
80 percent. Especially after last week, that feels good. By the way, Phil–my Latin 1 teacher made a point of taking me aside and recommending that I not take Latin 2. I took her advice.
70%. Best score to date!
90% first passing grade in a long time!
Started strong, went downhill fast. 40%
I knew a lot more then I thought LOL
A happy 70%. Thanks again Phil!
80% the salmon fly could have gone either way and question the answer for an injured minnow. The closure seems like a better choice.
50%! Fly quizzes are great. Keep ’em coming!
I went back and changed 4 answers to make them wrong. Bizarre how these quizzes consistently prove I should always go with my gut. I have never seen the Gurgler as a wounded baitfish compared to a Clouser. So I still would’ve gotten only 90%.
Liked that one, Phil! 60%
80% , suprised myself .
90% I think Question 9 had multiple correct answers.
90% – best I’ve ever done!
90% – the Gartside got me…..
90%, as close as I’ve ever gotten to 100%.
90% kind of surprised myself.
70% – missed some easy ones…
40% I’m a rookie.
70 for me, and I am happy with it
90% best ever!
80% – although I think a clouser minnow is your best bet to imitate any baitfish, including a wounded baitfish.
90% Hadn’t heard of that Gurgler!
90%, though I am going to dispute the answer to #9. It was my understanding that the red flashabou throat was designed to mimic blood coming from the gills of a baitfish. That seems pretty wounded to me.
Always fun even when that 100% is elusive. Thanks for putting these out each week Phil.
Wow! 30% time to hit the books!
10%- no wonder I don’t catch anything…..
60%. A little more reading this winter.
90% and still not sure there isn’t more than 1 correct answer to #9
Ouch! 30%. Absolutely terrible!
90% one or two lucky guesses…
100% !!! my second one. Glad to see you have stopped quizzes with Latin names, I did very poorly with those.
90% I also use gurglers but never thought of them as wounded minnow but a clouser with the up and down jigging motion is more like a wounded minnow to me as well.
Awesome quiz’s keep them coming!
50% very useful quiz this week. Thanks Phil
70%. I read 2 of the questions wrong 🙁
90%, missed only guess
80% good info thanks
Shucks, 20% :/
40%. Flies aren’t my thing, I guess.
70% LIKE THESE QUESTIONS,,,,,,ALL GOOD,,
40%, names names who needs stinking names…..I do
50%, fun quiz!
60 for me.
You scored 80%!
Felt good with my 70%, until I started reading the comments.
30%. I sometimes wonder about my inability to match the hatch or for that matter, anything!
50% should have done better.
Good learning quiz!!
40% – guess I need your book more than anyone else.
90% I also thought the closure was the better choice. I would think that a fish swimming upside down isn’t feeling very well 🙂
I meant clouser and now we have closure.
I enjoyed taking the quiz, My score was a 70% but I was Lucky to get that with a lot of guesses. Thanks. It really pumps you up for opening day!!!!!!!!!!!!!
80%. I may not know how to tie all of those flies, but it looks I know which ones to choose based on the situation. This is by far one of the better scores I’ve had 🙂 Great quiz!
50%- Proving once again that you don’t need to be smart to win, just lucky. Thanks again Phil & Orvis Co.
I got 70% although I take issue with a Turk’s Tarantula not imitating an adult Salmon Fly! Great quiz. Thanks Phil!
0%. Have a lot to learn.
70% I’m happy. Lots of choices with fly selection for any given situation. A little knowledge and best guess, right!?!
I got 70% with some lucky guesses on some of the patterns I didn’t know.
70%. talked myself out of a couple of right answers.
Seventy percent … oh yeah… my best ever… next time eighty 😉
70% Need to brush up a little. Great quiz!
I see I’m not the only one to take the test… 50%
90%. Isn’t a sparkle dun imitating an adult emerging still with a shuck?
80% missed the two sparkle flies
40%. I shouldn’t have second guessed myself, I would have done better
100% about time ! good quiz
I agree, gurglers are more “froggy” than “fishy”. Although, I have heard that if you cut off the lip and spin the body on the hook so that it floats sideways, that it will dive and swim like a wounded fish. Haven’t tried that, yet, but I will try it this summer.
80% – should have known better on those 2
80%. My highest score ever (I think…)
20% lots to learn