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 one’s got 10 new questions that range from famous fly tiers to trout anatomy to rivers of note.
The last quiz was certainly more difficult than the one before, as we dropped from fifty-one perfect scores to just five. Congratulations to our A+ students: John Zimmer, Wes Atkinson, An D., Mark West, and Sharp Hook. By the way, nobody noticed that I put the wrong date in the headline last time. D’oh.
The randomly chosen winner of this week’s quiz will receive a signed copy of Tom’s book The Orvis Guide to Small Stream Fly Fishing. The last book winner (as determined by random.org) was Pete Hawes, who scored a very respectable 80%.
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 Tom’s book with his inspirational words on the title page.
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123 thoughts on “Take an All-New Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 12.05.13”
50%. So does that mean I got half of them right, or did I get half of them wrong? I’m still scratching my head over this one.
40% it’s not pretty but its all I could do.
50% slowly getting better
80%, I can’t believe I missed that stinking question on bluefish.
50%- I keep trying….
stinking it up with a 50%
You scored 70%! President Obama fished the EAST Gallatin in 2009.
You scored 50%! Still learning.
40. That stinks.
20 for the second week in a row. Blah
40% I wish I read things….
30% . 60% if I didn’t second guess myself!
100% on the 30% I knew. 0% on my guesses.
60% ? I’m losing it and it’s only December.
50% worst score ever.
70%, marked on a curve, guess its a B
10% someone’s got to be last..the one correct was the Orvis ?? . you can thank me with a free book!
You scored 30%!
60%…with some guesses
50 % a lot of wrong guessing
50%, boy that was tough!
50%, managed half of the questions!!!
Ouch! 40%, but I’m a newbie!
60%, about what I deserved on this one.
A whopping 50 per cent!
You scored 80%!
20% Good thing I did better in school.
You scored 20%!
40% but hey I’m just 13
40% oh well
30%. No better no worse.
50%. Some of these questions might as well be in German…
20% no comment (except this one)
I’m dumb. My wife says so and so does your quiz. 30%.
A measly 50%, which seems to be the norm for me.
50% but I did know caudal peduncle!
sad score but its the effort that counts
70%. Some guessing but not too bad!
Total guess-fest. Explains my 20%!
60%… not terrible
60%, that was a tough one but always learn something new! Southeastern Oregon is also part of the native range of Lahontan cutthroat trout; ODFW is currently trying to re-introduce and increase existing populations.
Someday I hope to get a passing grade, 20%
40%- Should have been a 50% due to the fact California is spelt wrong in Question #5…
50%. Didn’t get a passing score this time.
80% .. quite a bit better than I had been doing..
Wasn’t it Izaak Walton? Cotton didn’t contribute that much.
From historian Andrew Herd: “At Walton’s request, Cotton wrote his celebrated second part of the Compleat Angler two years after the completion of the fishing house. The work was the first detailed treatise on fly fishing, appearing in the fifth edition of the Compleat Angler. . .”
I scored a measly 30% but I learned a lot. 😉
Not good, 30%
60%. Not bad for me.
40%. My oh my.
50% !!!!!!!!!!!!! my worst EVER !!
60% and Happy!!!
30 percent. Esteem plummeting. Maybe a plastic soccer trophy would help . . . .
Another great, educational quiz, Mr. Monahan. Only 50% and a couple on lucky guesses.
When do we get the ’80s punk bands, quiz?
30% and not proud of it.
Sadly a solid 30%
30%, i win!
You scored 80%!
30%. I’m backsliding.
70% not bad.
50%, tough one
30% Pretty pathetic.
Someone needs to name a fly after Del the Funkee Homosapien
40% Tough one on rivers.
30% not the best showing
70%. Never knew a trout had a wrist….
40% wah wah wah wahhhhh
Question 7,,,, really?
Lucky to get 30% 🙁
70%. Much better than the last quiz.
So proud of my 40%!
90% isn’t too bad.
70%, passed but with a lot of luck
7 fer 10 again
You scored 80%!
I didn’t read that Zug Bug question close enough!
40% Western rivers and saltwater … not in my experience….yet.
80% – I’ve got to reread that book
70% Apparently I don’t follow presidential fishing trips, ghost writers, and I missed a fly reel by a decade! Otherwise, 4 known answers and 3 guesses got me 70%
40% good thing my last fishing trip had better results
100% finally. I sit next to Monahan but I promise I did not look over his shoulder.
50%. Did some poor guessing.
wow – just %30 – thought i was doing better than that . . .