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 email@example.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.
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.
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158 thoughts on “Take an All-New Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 08.28.14”
40% Im getting better!!
Another dang 80%. Thought one lucky guess would get me to 100%
80% – not too shabby
90% Doh, I knew what an alevin was too, just hit the wrong botton. Would have been my first 100%. Next week…
90%- I still have a Renegade that my brother tied over 20 years ago, still works great!
90%… so close!
80% and proud!
60%, mired in mediocrity…
90%! By far my best
90%. Texas Hole ruined my perfect score.
60% – Painful, painful – I need to read more blogs!
50% today! Can’t complain about that!
Got an 80%…
90% I need to brush up on my California rivers
Woohoo. 90% . Gotta admit that was some lucky guessing involved.
60% How is it that I knew operculum or however you spell it but not some of the other questions?
80% with some guessing!
WOW! I scored a 70!
50%. Not bad for s newcomer to fly fishing.
70% I passed again! Second week in a row! I know I won’t be able to keep this up!
50% back to reality!
80 % —– someday———-
90% – got lucky on some guesses…
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For a quiz idea maybe you could pull questions based off of blog post from the week?
80%, felt pretty good!
50%, maybe one day I will get a passing grade.
90% thanks to the frigging Argentinian salmon.
I spent a lot of time and energy to get a 50%!
40 No Bueno
a lucky 80%
Dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb!
70% not too bad
40%, shows promise at times but chokes, suggesting that imbibing a beer before testing may help.
Woohoo! First 100%
90% So close! Dang Shasta Dam…
70% Not Bad, I guess.
70%. C is for cookie, it’s good enough for me.
60% Katie Barr the door I’m getting better!!!!
40%, one of my worst!
80% not bad!
90%, I knew an alevin was a fish and blew it on a 50-50 guess which one.
90% with a couple very lucky guesses
60%. I hate to admit it, but for me that’s a pretty good score.
100% I’ll be darned!
60 % not too bad for me. Maybe better next time.
70% I feel good.
90%. I’ve been trying to write one of these to submit. It’s impossible. Thanks Phil!!
60% quite a few guesses
20%, one of my worse
a lucky 90%
30%…. though I take issue with the Atlantic Salmon in Argentina question. They don’t have whole foods in Argentina?
70%, not bad
90%… my best score in a long time!
50%. Lesson of the day: Trust your gut.
80%. Not bad
70% a few good guesses (like medical school exams)!
90%! I believe my best score yet!
80%, I was surprised at what I knew!
40% not bad considering I’m in (basically) a warm-water fish only area!
A respectable 80%.
80% finally, good quiz,,,,,,,,
70% (!) Mostly lucky guesses.
90% one of my best… Drat the ‘Texas Hole”
30%. My wife took the quiz this time and scored close to what do. I am pathetic at this.
40 percent. But I had one hand tied behind my back.
60% – gotta study more
90% pure luck.
80% without any help!
70%, Phil. Back to my slightly above average scores. Thanks for the fun quiz, again!
50%. I’ve done worse.
70%, a fair number of guesses.
90% should not second guess
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.
60%! I know nothing
You scored 40%!
70%, about my average score. I spend too much time reading about fly fishing than actually fishing.
90! That doesn’t happen often.
50%! Seriously I need help.
30%…would have been 10% if it were for “when in doubt, pick c”
70% not bad
the roll did not last
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”……..
Just dumb luck !!!
30% These are tough
50%! That is about what I deserved. It was a tough quiz!
I got a lucky 70%
I was lucky to get a 40%!
70% did a little guessing.
90%. I’ll take it.
100% Woo hoo!
Wow. I somehow managed to score 80% on this. Bravo to you 100% people.
Actually, I thought “alevin” was one over a legal limit of ten. 😉
70%, I’ll take it…
90% woo hoo !!
Common names for fish are so ……common 70%