Take an All-New Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 05.14.15

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, I’ve managed to drum up another 10 questions on subjects as diverse as fly-tying history, exotic birds, and Western authors. However, we have a very special prize for the randomly drawn winner (see below) so don’t forget to post your score in the comments section.

The performance on the last quiz was just okay, with two perfect scores. Congrats to Steve West and Bob! and The most common score was an 60%, down 20% from the previous week.

The randomly chosen winner of this week’s quiz will receive a limited-edition Grab a Cub T-Shirt from Hank Patterson himself.

If you don’t remember Hank’s excellent and time-tested advice for dealing with angry grizzlies, then watch this. You walk into your local fly shop or TU meeting wearing this baby, and you will be the envy of everyone there. . .even that guy who just landed a 25-inch brown on a size 22 BWO.

Our last winner (as determined by random.org) was Nick N, whose score would not have allowed him to graduate. 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 this killer t-shirt!

Good luck!

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169 thoughts on “Take an All-New Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 05.14.15”

  1. 80% Apparently I don’t know my Horned Guan from my Satyr Sumpinorother, nor my Italian gut from my Spanishgut.

  2. 80%: Don’t know my birds or my European silk sources. But one thing I do know: How to execute a flawless paralyzer to the chode.

    1. Well the silkworms themselves did come from China, but the Spanish perfected the process of extruding the gut for fishing. Here’s the disgusting method, via Paul Schullery, quoting Fly-Rods and Fly-Tackle (1885) by H.P. Wells:”Their first step is to free the gut from such portions of the ruptured envelope as may adhere to it. Formerly this was done by drawing the gut between the teeth, and thus stripping off this refuse, but chemical processes are said now largely to have superseded this. The eyewitness, to whom I am indebted for this information, describes the old method as a most disgusting spectacle. The rows of women and girls drawing the entrails of this caterpillar through their teeth, their mouths smeared with blood from the cuts inflicted by the thin gut, mingled with the offal scraped from it by their teeth — spitting and drawing, and spitting again — must indeed be far from a pleasant sight.”

  3. 90% with research. Would have guessed on all of them and scored 20% like usual. This time I took another approach and tried to learn something.

  4. 90%. Just couldn’t remember when Brookies spawn…part of the gettin’ old thing. Remembered the rest just fine!

  5. 60%. Ugh. Don’t know a horned grebe from a grebed horn. And I know nothing about thunder creek flies. And I misread the double haul question and something else I’m too sleepy to remember.

  6. 70% Should have been 80%; I got caught up thinking about the Deschutes Brewery and my attention wavered at a critical point on the last question!

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