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 about American tailwaters. Each question asks where you would find a famous stretch of river below a specific dam. That means that, even though a river flows through several states, the correct answer is the state that contains the stretch below the dam in the question.
The scores on the last week’s Trivia Challenge were spectacular, with 36 100%s (doubling last week’s total) and a whole lotta 90%s and 80%s. Those fly quizzes are clearly right in your wheelhouse.
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 Kyle, who scored a “Gentleman’s C.”
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 book.
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145 thoughts on “Take an All-New Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 03.13.14”
Yellowtail Dam, Ft. Smith MT 🙂
30% – gotta learn to guess better
Got a 60%
40 % but I think you are wrong on question #6 check the flow direction. its the only one on the list ive fished on a regular basis
Yeah, I messed that up. It’s now fixed, but you really got a 50%.
30%. I like mine dam free
60% At least I got the one from my home state.
I only knew one and guessed on the others for a whopping 30% Needless to say I don’t fish these tailwaters.
The Yough Dam is in Pennsylvania — the lake straddles MD and PA — and the river flows north from the dam into PA. The correct answer is PA, not MD.
Yup. I screwed that up. It’s now fixed. Give yourself an extra 10%. Sorry about that.
90%……… missed on Canyon Dam.
70% best yet.
50%. Need to do some more exploring.
40% The 4 that I knew, I got right. All 6 guesses were wrong..
Only a 30%er for me
80%, not too bad haha
Thanks, Phil — that’s a hard-won 50% for me.
40%……once again feeling ashamed
It sis the Flaming Gorge Dam in Dutch John, UT. Blue Wings here we come.
80% – 20% actual knowledge the other 60% pure dumb luck! Fun quiz! Made me realize how little I truly know outside of my own state.
50% – better than i thought.
I scored a 50%. I live in Malone NY.
100% I spend a lot of time daydreaming about (and researching) places I want to fish.
80% Best score yet! Should have continued my geography degree instead of vocation education teacher! Not! 🙂
60% and not sad about it at all!
You scored 30%!
Well considering I only knew 2 for sure 30% isn’t bad.
80% really messed up on the Rapid River in Maine
Score a whopping 40%!
My first 100%! I guess I know my tailwaters.
50% and I am pumped!
90% Guessed right on #10 but missed another one.
50%. Fun quiz this week Phil
50% bad guesses 🙁
Squeaked out a 30%. Only heard of one of those rivers. Woohoo!!
100% Great quiz. I’ve had the pleasure of fishing the green and youghiogheny so far. Love to hit the rest.
40% – I definitely need to get out and fish more.
50% missed on the eastern tailwaters
40% not my best
60 percent. Apparently, that score is my new Perfect.
60% Better start getting around to trying those tail waters!
60% need to do some more fishing in these areas
Whopping 40%. Don’t know any of the eastern streams.
only 50% damit !
100%. Half guesses & the other half are places I’ve dreamed of since I picked up a fly rod.
60%…I need a geography lesson.
50% Half full brothers and sisters!
40% But i’ve fished those I got right!
40 % not bad considering I have never been to any of those places.
90%. Missed it by that much!
70%.. Not too bad..
Only 80%. Dam.
W A G = 20%
40%. I’m very consistent
10 % Ouch, I do not know my USA tailwater rivers
60%. I only know tail waters if the west apparently.
80% dam right.
obviously i need to get out more! 40%
100%. Waaaay above my average. Some lucky guesses in there.
70%. I bounced back after failing the last two weeks.
I knew a number of these and got lucky guesses on a couple others to score 90% this week.
80%. Was completely off on the two I missed! Spring’s coming!!!
50%. Ok I guess!
70% I HAVE to travel more !!
70% not my best….but certainly not my worst
Are these open book quizzes? Can we use google?
10%, Never fished outside of Canada
30%… Dam it
40%. This reinforces the need for traveling to new fishing spots.
20%, back to normal
90% first time ever,,,,,,,feeling proud,,,,,,,
You scored 60%!
80% pretty proud
guess I need to fish more.
30% – I think I might have done better before Phil corrected a couple of answers….
Probably not though.
Uh oh 20%
50%. Guess I don’t know my tailwaters very well.
80% and only two educated guesses.
30%, even with an answer of my home state
First time I did a perfect 100%. I have fished most of these tail waters and have read about the rest.
20%. Someone needs to move some rivers and dams!
Only 30%. I need to travel more.
10% haha, all time low
30% not so hot…
60% better than I though I would do
Shooting from the hip and missed 80% of the time.
This 20% is pure luck.
I guess Europeans are just as good in American geography as Americans are in European… 😀
30%…. don’t know my rivers too well
Well, I got a 60%, but thanks for including one of my favorite fisheries here in Texas!
90% – Should ‘a googled “Libby Dam” instead of just Kootenai.
Oh, was that cheating?
70% Woo Hoo!
Ughhh…20%…I need to get out more
30 should be 40 you would think by now I would go over my answers third time my answer moved when I moved on . not bad for canuck.
30% — Wow — I guess I can’t consider myself a Tailwater fisherman!
Will guess better next time!