Welcome to another edition of our (kind of) 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 more brand-new questions about trout-fly identification. (See some caveats below.)
On the last quiz, there were eight perfect scores, an 800% improvement over the previous quiz. Our perfect scores belonged to Charlie, Paul P, Bob Teeden, Denny, Chad Bunger, Dickenson, Stephen Fitch, and An. Nine readers missed a perfect score by just a single question, including Brendan, who claims that he achieved his 95% despite the fact that he “literally guessed on every one.” The most common score was up a tick to 65%.
The randomly chosen winner of this week’s quiz will receive his or her choice of an Orvis Fly Selection, featuring patterns chosen by Orvis-endorsed professional guides. The winner of our last quiz (as determined by random.org) was Eric J, who scored a very respectable 90%.
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 Black Nose Dace 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.
107 thoughts on “Take an All-New Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 03.10.16”
You scored 80%!
Ugh, I never win.
Finally broke my slump with a 90%
85% thought I knew my classic streamers…..
55% I don’t think that is an improvement
Half guess half semi knowledge
95%. Never heard of the Grizzly King.
60% not too bad, I guess?
90% Same as last week.
Breadcrust and Wickham’s got me mixed up.
80 for this guy
I got a 35% again. At least I’m consistent lol
45%. No skwala reference? They are here on the Bitterroot…
80% much improved. I’d swear the tequeely is a nymph…
45%…dissapointed in myself..
65% I’m making progress
50% – Significant improvement over last week!
A pitiful 70%
95% Wickman got me.
60%. Too many I never heard of.
85%yay for me
75 finally passed
Should have got the Pink Squirrel, but the other three…no way.
Back to earth 70%
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70%…. At least I’m not ashamed this week
85%, shoulda been a 90 but considered a tequelly a nymph, all how you fish it i guess
60%, thought I’d do better
65 % have never heard of a lot of those flies
75% not bad
should have went with my gut, not my brain.
35%. I can’t even name the old flies in my fly box, let alone any that are new to me
60% which is not bad considering I really only knew 5%!
55% I personally think a Mickey Finn could be a Wet Fly.
75%, one of my better scores
80%, missed 3 out of 5 guesses and one that I thought I knew.
50% Oh Boy
75 percent. I’d kind of quit fishing Trudes. I remember that I liked them for a while, though, so it’s probably time to try them again. Thanks!
70%. Nice quiz, Phil! Always learn something new.
60%. A lot of good guesses.
95. Rocked it this time!
My usual 70%.
95% Like the fly quizzes!
65% only ones wrong I never heard of.
25% 🙁 too early
The streamers got me bad. 50%
65% Better than last week!
a passing grade , 70%
70% So many flies…
75% not bad
70% better than last week
30% I’ll get them next time.
You scored 90%!, lots of guesses here!
A score of 80%
15%. Tied for last place again. Trout flies aren’t my bag!
30%. Far from good
85% My turn to win something.
95% two weeks in a row, I guess it helps to be a fly tier.
You scored 75%! Mediocre again.
80% with a few of them correctly guessed.
I still have to learn a lot.
55%. Started strong, fizzled at the finish.
Wow. 90%. But I question that a Breadcrust is a nymph. It’s more like a soft hackle wet fly. But hey- 90% still ain’t bad!
45%, great quiz!
95% not too bad with a few guesses