Take an All-New Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 08.28.14

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. After a bit of a hiatus, we’re back with 10 all-new questions to test the ol’ gray matter.

Last time, I asked: 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 monahanp@orvis.com. 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? So far, I have received just one quiz (Thanks, Casey!), but it was so hard that you all would have been hanging me in effigy if I’d used it.

The scores on the last Trivia Challenge were pretty spectacular, with 80% being the most common score (up 20%). The number of perfect scores doubled, with 12 folks achieving 100%: Gary Chapman, Jerry, Dee Dee Davis, Capt Gordon, Paul G, Jacob Ott, Dwf, Erik MacDonald, Kenneth, Michael Lenetsky, Alex K., and Richard.


I guess 15% of us don’t think that we’re jerks.

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 Tom S, whose score was followed by the editorial comment “bummer.”

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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158 thoughts on “Take an All-New Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 08.28.14”

  1. 90% Doh, I knew what an alevin was too, just hit the wrong botton. Would have been my first 100%. Next week…

  2. 30%…. though I take issue with the Atlantic Salmon in Argentina question. They don’t have whole foods in Argentina?

  3. 100%, but the last question almost stumped me because the Renegade can be a dry, nymph, wet fly and a streamer! I wanted an “All of the above” choice.

  4. 40%.
    Those with 90% or 100% either have an amazing life with more fishing than work, read about fishing more than they actually fish, or got help from “The Google”……..

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