Take an All-New Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 03.20.14

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 ten new questions about which fly cast you should use in a given angling situation. Like any such quiz, there is a certain amount of subjectivity at play here. Remember: we’re looking for the best answer.

The scores on the last week’s tailwaters-based Trivia Challenge were quite a fall-off from the week before, with 7 100%s and 8 90%s. Congrats to our perfect-scorers: BradW, Andy B., Phil Ritter., JR Hopson, Kenny, Jeff, and Charles Falchetti.

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 Pete Z, who scored a “half full.”

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.

Good luck!


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What’s another situation where you might use this cast?
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217 thoughts on “Take an All-New Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 03.20.14”

  1. 90% holy crap! I’ve never heard or seen a “puddle cast”…soon to be the most viewed U-Tube video.

  2. 100% now to be able to put all of that in practice as easily as it was to do this quiz… Calling Pete Kutzer !

  3. 90% I’ve never done that well before! Admission — I don’t even know what the Belgian cast is…

    1. I think everyone should have the chance of fishing state forest ground, narrow water and trying to sneak through mountain laurel. You learn a lot chasing spooky native brookies. I’m originally from the Williamsport area.

  4. As a new caster I was surprised to get 90%! Missed the multi-fly cast, no surprise there! Looking forward to getting my braided loops, leaders, and tippets and taking Boston’s T to my spot next weekend. Great Quiz!

    1. It’s real easy. All you’re doing is changing the direction of your line and getting ready for a roll cast.

  5. From the narrow, brush choked stuff in Pa., that i learned on to the Missouri tailwater I now call home- it paid off. 100%

  6. 100% for me, although I wasnt familar with the term steeple cast but none of the other casts for that question would have helped me and steeple sounded high so it was the obvious choice!

  7. I only use one cast I refer to it as the “Holy Sh*t Cast” maybe that why I never catch any fish. Hmmm??

  8. Holy Cow! Watching all those Pete Kutzer casting videos really paid off big time!
    “You scored 90%!”

  9. 70%, Shouldn’t have second guessed the bow and arrow cast question. Works great indoors with a practicaster and my cats / dogs too haha

  10. Looks like everyone is doing well. I don’t score may 90s so I am feeling pretty good right now. Great way to start the weekend. Thanks.

  11. 80% I agree with the earlier comment that a backhand cast could be an effective cast at the end of the swing, particularly if you are dealing wth smaller water.

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