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. We skipped a week for Thanksgiving, but we’re back with 10 new questionsall of them about the book and movie versions of Norman Maclean’s A River Runs Through Itto tease your brain. So if you haven’t read the book or seen the movie, you might wanna do so before you take the quiz.
The scores on the last Trivia Challenge were pretty low, with NO perfect scores. There were just three folks who scored 90%: congrats to Bob, Josh E, and Cade. Most folks were in the 40%-60% range.
The randomly chosen winner of this week’s quiz will receive a copy of Scott Sanchez’s book The Never-Ending Stream: A Tribute to Fly-Tying Form and Function, which profiles twenty of the luminary artists whose contributions to fly tying are legend, along with drawings, recipes, and gorgeous photos of their flies. The winner of our last quiz (as determined by random.org) was Patrick, whose posted score was followed by “boo.” But now he’s saying, “Yay.”
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 some great stickers for your car, boat, guitar, or whatever you want.
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132 thoughts on “Take an All-New Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 12.04.14”
50%…I’ve never read the book, and it’s been a while since I’ve seen the movie.
80%!! Whoo hooo! Finally got a decent score. Only scored well because I just rewatched the movie and did some online research about Mr. Maclean.
Thanks for the quiz!
60% good excuse to read again.
Guess I am going to have to read the book.
70%, not too bad
20% – Terrible!!!
Never read the book and only saw the movie once….
You scored 40%!
70. Read the book!
30% hmmm I did like the movie, but was fly fishing decades before it came out.
70%, I guess I should have read the book and not just seen the movie!
50%. Only two of my answers were not WAG’s.
I love the book – got 80%.
60% with a lot of guessing!
Lots of guessing this week, a toughie. 60%
60%. Time to spend some time rewatching/rereading it to refresh my memory.
I’ve never read the book and never sat through the movie, think it showed.
30% All guesses:)
50% is way better than my cast to strike ratio.
60% best I ever did
50%! woohoo! might be my best ever.
30% and have seen the movie a dozen times!!
60%.. could have sworn it was Lolo!
50 % im not saying much
80% Futile signs of improvement….
60% this week, Fire on the Mountain and Chicago got me
Can’t take the my Android phone.. but I need to watch the movie again tonight.
80% As Tom Skerritt would say “Not Bad.”
You scored 90%!, never heard that Paul was actually killed in Chicago.
40% – and I actually thought I knew that movie!
40% not so good and I saw the movie 2x
40% again. Bummer!
You scored 100%!
Yeeyee, couple guesses and having watched the movie a couple weeks ago helped
50% I’m up I’m down
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Wish he would have published more…hard to believe he didnt write this until his 70s!!
80% not too shabby.
Young Men andFire is a must read BTW
70%, big improvement over last week’s performance.
40% but I got the correct fly!!!
60%. Enjoyed the movie but the book is incredible..
40% I was sure Tom Skerrit had fly fished before…
60 percent. Great quiz! Young Men and Fire was incredible–disturbing, but incredible. Thanks for bringing it to the forefront of my memory.
50%. Couldn’t remember the brother’s name, which is the same as my birth name, but remembered what kind of fly he caught the giant trout on. Priorities, you know.
40% yikes! I like the book but apparently I know nothing about the author
Ok, here we go 40%, but….. I like to spend my free time angling not memorizing movies/books, no matter how good they are. So I will stick to this comment with all my heart, any one who knows “The Movie” better than they know entomology, or how to build a leader, or how to swing a soft hackle, or how to cast a dry fly, or how to dry fly drop, or how to czech nymph (which yes, to you purest is fly fishing), or how to build/repair a rod, or how to shadow cast, should probably stick to watching the movie and stay in the easy chair. Just my thoughts…………..
50%, not terrible I guess…
Only a 30%. Didn’t watch the movie or read the book but I did spend the summer in Missoula!
70% , a passing grade
need to brush up on my Maclean…
All things Norman–I like it! Only 50% though. Thanks, Phil!
70% I thought I new the book better. Guess I should read it again.
80%, but i got 100% the second time!
You scored 40%!
40%. Yikes. I’ve read the book and seen the movie
40%….never read book or saw the movie. Now I have something to do this winter.
20% should’ve watched the movie … now I will, thanks !!
90% Just finished “young men and fire” a must read!
100%. Finally! A worthless bar trivia steel trap memory and a love for his writing pays off!
Pretty weak 50%. Thought I know the book, the film, and the author better than that…
30%. I saw the movie but didn’t read the book. I think I’ll read the book.
50 percent. I need to watch the movie on Blue Ray.
30% Rock bottom. And I watched the movie! Oh well, back to fishing!!
40%. didn’t read the movie but saw the movie a couple of times – educated guesses with
several toss-ups that did not go my way. thanks.
60%. Read the book but haven’t watched the movie yet!
30% Sorry Mr McLean…
50% total luck!
Woo 60%! I really need to watch that movie!
You scored 70%!
50%. Never read the book or seen the movie-it shows.
Such a great movie but such a bad score…..40%
50% no excuses
70%. Crap!! Thought I’d do better. Just watched this film with my brother…
100% for me! Read the book and watched the movie several times over the years. I also love trivia. I’m full of useless knowledge.
80%. Didn’t know where Norman was born or his brother died.
60%. Best I could do.
40% and mostly guesses at that!
A lucky 70% lol
30%, great quiz!
50% – thought I would do better