Take an All-New Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 03.03.16

Welcome to another edition of our (mostly) weekly trivia challenge, in which 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, in honor of our Giant Fly Sale, we’ve got 20 brand-new questions about flies used to catch trout. (See some caveats below.)

On the last quiz, there was just a single perfect score, and it belonged to Stephen. Just two respondents achieved a 90% (Dan T. and fausto), and the most common score was up a tick to 60%.

The randomly chosen winner of this week’s quiz will receive an Orvis Rising Trout Selection, featuring 10 patterns chosen by Orvis-endorsed professional guides. The winner of our last quiz (as determined by random.org) was ChuckB, whose score was unintelligible because of a wonky laptop, but he assures us that it was “not my best.”

Quiz caveats: The categories of dry, nymph, wet, and streamer are meant to encompass all other similar categories. Please don’t argue, for example, “The Mickey Finn isn’t a streamer! It’s a bucktail!” For the purposes of this quiz, if you cast a fly out and then work it like a baitfish or a leech, it’s a streamer. If a fly floats, it’s a dry. . .even if you think it’s really an emerger. Where there are two versions of a named fly, one of them is much more popular and well-known. Choose that one. Okay, have at it!

So post your score below for a chance at some great stickers.

Good luck!

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134 thoughts on “Take an All-New Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 03.03.16”

  1. 85%! That’s more like it. The 3 I missed I never heard of and the other one I had to guess I got right. The other 16 I knew.

  2. 90% All those years poring through Leiser’s and Hughes’ fly tying books. But they never had had a hippie stomper!

  3. 55%. Names of flies are pretty much irrelevant to me. It’s more a matter of if they look “fishy”.

  4. 95%! Way to go me… Guess I’ve been spending a little too much time on the vice/perusing the catalogue…

  5. 45%
    Started good but get lost at the end. No wonder because I do most of my fishing with Adams, Parachute Adams, elkhair caddis, pheasant tail and prince. 🙂

  6. 85% after much research. Never heard of the Parmachene Belle or the Hippie Stomper before. New to fly tying. So much to learn.

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