Welcome to another edition of our fly-fishing 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. I was on vacation last week, but I’ve got 10 new questions for you, plus a proposition.
How would YOU like to create a Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge? Fact is, I have plumbed all the corners of my own brain and used up massive amounts of Googling time. After more than 100 of these things, I’m finding it more and more difficult to come up with questions. So I’m throwing it out to y’all. Can you come up with 10 questions that are: challenging without being ridiculously hard, cover a wide range of topics, and aren’t overly biased toward one geographic region? If you think you’ve got ten questions in you, email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll get your name in lights in one of our most popular weekly posts, plus you’ll get a pack of cool stickers. Any takers?
The scores on the last Trivia Challenge were a bit of an improvement, with 60% being the most common score (up 10%). There was a 600% increase in perfect scores, however, with six folks achieving 100%: Steve Goguen, Thomas F, Kenneth, Pappy_1004, Alex K., and Thomas O’Connell. The winner of our bonus prize was Wiley, who recognized “Gordon Shumway” as the “real” name of the TV character known as Alf.
The randomly chosen winner of this week’s quiz will receive a copy of Paul Schullery’s The Orvis Story: 150 Years of an American Sporting Tradition.
The winner of our last quiz (as determined by random.org) was Salvage, who score a 70%.
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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149 thoughts on “Take an All-New Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 08.14.14”
80% . There are always a few where I have to guess.
100%, how did that happen?
70%. A couple of lucky guesses.
70%! Highest score so far! Start of a trend? Nah!
80%…got #2 and #8 wrong
Oh yeah, 90%!!
…a feeble 70%!
70% my best score in quite a while. Thanks for question 3, fish there all the time, so I better know the answer.
80% Highest one I’ve got in a while!
I really suck at these
my first 100%! only guessed on the flats question.
Limped home with 50%.
70%. The best in a long time.
80% I must have slept better last night.
Ouch. 20% Haven’t been that low in a while.
90%, Pretty good
60%. I shouldn’t second guess myself.
90%, that’s been awhile.
Thought I’d made it this week, but no… 80%
70% this week
100. First time ever.
80 % one of my better scores
only 60% one of my worst!
Wow, best in a long time, Phil. 90%. Was tripped up by the trout question, go figure…
Can I add 80’s punk rock bands in to the trivia question mix?
60%. I hope I’m better at fishing than guessing!
60% for about the 100th week in a row…
100%!! First time ever.
70%…not great, but not bad either
70 percent. Bringing it home with a Gentleman’s D!
60%! best ever!
i didn’t miss a one; ’cause your quiz won’t load
30% this week.
Not my best outing…
My worst score ever, 20%.
60%. Maybe I need to make up my own quiz.
Only 60% today
100% I think about fly fishing way to much, you guys should hire me.
Got a 60% things are looking up
30% First quiz
Another Lucky Week !!!
70%. Not too bad.
100% – the first time I knew all of the answers.
Only 50% this time. I second guessed a few of my guesses. Oh well, thanks for the trivia
Was hoping for better, 50%
90%. I’m kicking myself over the taimen question. I was reading about fishing for them in a japan two months ago.
90%! Feeling better after a couple of brutal weeks.
8/10, best I’ve ever done. And a few guesses too!
20%, I suck. 🙂
90. best in a while
40%, great quiz!
80% Thanks Phil!
First time here: 70
First time here. 70
A solid 80%
70, should have been 80 but I changed one – that was stupid.
60%. Ho hum
50%, felt more confident than that.
60% not so good this week
80 per cent. Had to guess on the flats question-but nailed it (well got it right anyway)
60% Another great quiz, thanks Phil!
80% this week, got stumped by Golden trout and Shoal bass.
100%, second quiz in a row. 2 very lucky guesses so this trend will certainly not last.
80% Much better than the last one.
60% …mr average…
You scored 20%!
80% this week.
100 per cent – Boom! (dropping the mic on my way off the stage)
90%, and only one guess this week.
40% – neat way to pass time between phone calls, but not neat scores..
You scored 80%!
50%. Never do well with Western US fish trivia. Live Free or Die!
60% on this one. Would have been better if I went with my gut on two of the questions I missed.
90%…getting better 🙂
30%. My lowest ever! There are informed guesses then there are my guesses!
60% I kill me!
60% Holding my average! Still learning; that is what counts!
A PB 60% for me !
You scored 90%!
40% So unlucky with guessing! 😀
80% – no clue about the Monomoy Flats and didn’t know that Taimen also can be found in Japan…
80% not bad
I’m gonna slap myself for choosing the wrong answer at number 4… It is like misspelling my own name.
Got em all except Japan. How would I know?
50%, tough one
60% this time
80%. My highest score ever.