Take an All-New Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 03.21.16

Welcome to another edition of our (not quite) 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 is our last quiz in honor of our Giant Fly Sale, which ends tonight ended yesterday. So we’ve got 20 more questions about trout-fly identification. (See some caveats below.)

On the last quiz, there were no perfect scores, after there had been eight the previous quiz. However, six people missed perfection by one question, scoring 95%: Matthew, Tom Larsen, Roger Bird, Peter D, Larry, and Stephen Fitch. (The last two scored 95% for the second quiz in a row!) Nine readers got a 90%, and the most common score was an impressive 80%.

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 Glenn S, who scored a Gentleman’s C.

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.

Good luck!

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105 thoughts on “Take an All-New Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 03.21.16”

  1. 70% Love these quizzes. And the ones matching bodies of waters and states, even though I fail miserably outside MT.

  2. 55 percent. Warm winter meant not much time drooling over catalogs. At least, that’s how I’m explaining knowing so few of these.

  3. A PERFECT SCORE! I guessed on every question. Each had 4 choices. The probability was 25% on each. My score as 25%. Who can beat that?

  4. !00% April Fools!
    Since it’s opening day here in the Catskills, I should log off and go fish.
    Hope you all have a great season!

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