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, we ask you to identify 20 fly-rod species by their Latin names. How many biology fans we got out there? Don’t worry: there are plenty of easy ones. . . .
The performance on the last quiz was quite a step up from the previous one. There were three perfect scoresachieved by Steve Root, Stephen Fitch, and Jakeand six of you scored 90%. This includes Katherine, who got 100% but admitted to looking up one of the answers.
The randomly chosen winner for this quiz will receive a copy of the great book from our own Tom Rosenbauer, The Orvis Guide to Family-Friendly Fly Fishing.
Our last winner (as determined by random.org)—who will receive Jim Cramer’s Become a Thinking Fly Tier: The Way to Rapid Improvement was John Zimmer, who didn’t exactly ace the test but came out with the prize anyway.
So post your score below for a chance at winning Tom’s book. . .signed by the man hisself.
82 thoughts on “Take an All-New Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 10.08.15”
25%……..must have been thinking pig latin……
20%…. I guess I should of taken latin at some point
A whooping 45%
60% – left some meat on there.
60 percent, lot of lucky gusses today. I suppose this is why Lefty Kreh doesn’t speak latin
55%. Back to the books.
85% I need to work on my warm water species!
75%, lots of lucky guesses!
45% I thought there were going to be some easy ones! LOL
40% and proud of it, got lucky on 1. That was crazy hard!
85% and some darn god guessing. need to buy a lottery ticket . last week I was top gun at our muzzle loader shoot
Glad the fishery biology degree finally paid off.
70% by far the best ive ever done, lost on the saltwater species, but nailed the anadromous and freshwater species. nerds rule.
20%. Guessed on every one.
No se habla saltwater aqui.
60% Biology major…
70% Go Pats
50% cogito ergo sum
65%. Knew the trouts, not so much the others.
wow a 40. better than usual, suprising because i didnt know most of them
100% (looked over ms. google shoulder)
65% with the help of plenty of luck
This is was a tough one — 65%
15%. Nothing but guesses.
65% got most of the freshwater species.
70% Too much Latin, plus you throw in saltwater fish and I’m screwed! Can’t believe I missed mykiss!
60% with some really lucky guesses (wow, was that a tough one)!
95% I study fish and scientific names often
You scored 55%!
25% Mea Culpa!
100% finally all of those fishing mags paid off
25% …. Surprised I even got that. Haha!
45% I never did get good grades in latin
40% Latin isn’t my strong suit.
95% Only one I didn’t catch is permit. I know that feeling…
50%. Actually knew some of them.
Not much logic to these names!
I got lucky guessing on a couple salmon. Pretty poor performance. Interestingly enough, I also failed out of high school Latin.
Not good in latin!
Only 35% but better than I expected. Pleasantly amazed that folks got such good scores!
40% the sad part about it is that I am proud of it!
70%, I missed every guess but one.
85% not bad for a freshwater fishery biology
85% not bad for a freshwater fishery biologist
You scored 45%! Weak on taxonomy.
80%. Not too bad!
No clue. Randomly picked answers. Got 4 right.
55% Tough test!
50%. Not bad! Considering I know the brook trout, and everything else is a cuttyrainbrown!
40%, great quiz!