Welcome to our unusual Friday edition of our weekly trivia challenge, in which we test your knowledge of all things fly fishing and where you might learn a thing or two about this sport we love. This was supposed to go up yesterday, but we had a full-on regional power outage at Orvis HQ. So here’s an all-new quiz, featuring ten questions about famous trout waters, insect ID, competition angling, and more.
Our last quiz saw a big leap in scores, with ten folks scoring 100%: Sandy Wright, David Moore, Alec, Dave F., Justin McDowell, Sig, Jay Rathore, Stephen Fitch, Andy S, and ChuckB. Six others missed just one question, and the most popular score drop a tic to 50%. The hardest question was about which material Lee Wulff used for wings (bucktail).
The winner of this week’s random drawing will receive a free download of the excellent new video “Modern Nymphing: European Inspired Techniques,” featuring Devin Olsen and Lance Egan.
The winner of our last quiz (as determined by random.org), and recipient of this great video was Adam Hanna, who who wrote” I don’t want a participation trophy,” but he’s getting one anyway.
So post your score below for a chance to win a video that will help you become a better nymph fisherman.
127 thoughts on “Take an All-New Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 01.13.17”
50%! I guessed well!
I’ll start and set the bar at 50
70%, I’ll take it
Henry Winkler? I thought that was just thrown in to see if we were paying attention.
50%. Not too bad.
My age is still lower than my score. Got a 50.
And i missed a letter in my name. Should try the lotto next
70% with lots of guesswork
70% Henry Winkler wrote a book about fishing? Heyyyyyyyyyyy!!
90%. So close.
50%….wish I could say I wasn’t consistent
50% darned second guessing!
A brilliant 40%
Wow, time to learn more
Only 60 percent, but already own video.
Another lousy score, 50% this week.
40% quite poor
80% Had to guess on a couple.
40% had 3 of them right and went back and changed my answer. Always go with your first inclination
Bad lol, I did bad. I apparently don’t know much about our western trout waters. I got 2 right though!
50% !! Failed again! Chernobyl Ant invented in the Ukraine? Too funny, Phil!
I got 70%
Still don’t understand the Michigan Caddis question.
60% Happy Days
60%…. seems I might be learning something…..maybe?
80% pretty happy with that
50. If my casting was as consistent as my scores I would be a lot better fisherman.
40 % I agree with above, don’t understand the Michigan Caddis.
80% one of my best!
40%. I almost always miss the questions about rivers.
80% With a few lucky guesses. Yahoo!
60%.. getting better
70%,,,, DOWN FROM LAST WEEKS BEST, BUT NOT TO BAD,,,,,
40% for this one.
80 % again
40% hope you grade this one on a curve
50 % im only half as smart as I think I am
Managed a 70…. Ugh! Like my math scores in school.
40% – getting dumber
30% My guesses weren’t very good today.
50%…Friday the 13th..
Have a good weekend everybody!
70% much better than average
60% again and again and again!!!!!????????!!!!!!!!
70%, talked myself out of the Madison….
60% Go Hokies
You scored 70%! Back to Mediocre.
Finally a decent try
30%, at least I’m consistent……… bad
60% finally broke the 50 mark
80% If I’m not mistaken a Michigan caddis is actually a large mayfly… Right?
30%. Terrible on this one
70% five by guess.
Another so-so 70%
You scored 80%! The best I have done in awhile.
A good solid mediocre 70%
90% getting closer each week!
Yikes. Didn’t pass.
50, and I got lucky with that.
30%, great quiz!
50 %. Only knew the one about Chile, had to guess the rest.
A paltry 30% but that’s ok because I still know how to catch fish.
60% Best in a while!
80%. I’ll take it.
80% – that dog will hunt
You scored 90%! Someday I’ll get to Montana to fish the Palisades. Then I can achieve the ever elusive 100% on Phil’s quiz
But I did know about about bucktail wings on Wulff’s. I read that he used bucktail because he thought Catskill dry flies looked anemic and didn’t float well!
40%. Better tha. My normal scores.
60%. Not bad for me.
80% Right On! Should have followed my gut on Winkler…
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