Welcome to the latest 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 week, we’ve got twenty new questions asking you to identify flies by their names. If you believe that there are two correct answers–as occasionally flies are used in more than one way–choose the one that you think is most popular.
The last quiz turned out to be a tough one, as there were no perfect scores and just four 90%s. All hail the almost-perfect crowd: Steve, Stephen Fitch, Kevin E, and Shoo-Fly. The most common score held steady, for the third week in a row, at 50%.
The winner of this week’s random drawing will receive Molly Semenik’s new book, 25 Best Off-the-Beaten-Path Montana Fly-Fishing Streams, from Stonefly Press.
The winner of our last quiz (as determined by random.org), and recipient of Fishtails—a compilation DVD from Beattie Outdoor Productions, was David, who claimed that he “should have gone with my first guesses.”
So post your score below for a chance to win a great book.
118 thoughts on “Take an All-New Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 06.29.17”
Random selection is not the way to go
50% Better than last time!
85%! my all time. good guesses + knowledge
80% My best ever!
70%, a mop fly is a what ?????
its made from a duster/mop that you buy at the dollar store.
A hurried 60%, dang…
90% with a few guesses
75%, better than I thought.
55%. When in doubt, it’s a dry!
50. I am getting worse. I need to fish
80 % we need to talk about what the difference is between a wet fly and a nymph
85%. Never heard of the three I got wrong and guessed on.
55% Did not use any reference! Not bad. Going fishing. Gona use a worm!!!
100%! A homerun!
90%. bottom rail almost back on top
95% but a few of those could have gone a couple ways.
85% one of my best!
80%, missed a couple guesses and had no idea how to categorize the mop fly.
Tight lines..Have a good, safe holiday..
100% The quizzes about fly patterns are always my favorite because I’m always tying. 😀
80. Bloody butcher…???
70%!!!! Best score yet!!!
80% – pays to fish more often
60%. Some flies were totally new to me.
65%! My best score ever. Woohoo!
50% . Tough one this time
You scored 85%!
60%- I feel like a genius!
90% – best score yet. If I didn’t know the name, guessed wet fly. Almost worked
70%…better than some of my more recent attempts
65% Goof Quiz!
40% I need to learn to tie
55%.. BEST SCORE IN AWHILE! Good to know i’m just above average.
100% Whooot! guess 20 plus yearsin the fly industry I better know flies haha
95% best I have ever done.
90%much better !
You scored 80%!
75% lots of guesses
There is a problem with one question. It should read:
The Mop Fly is
A dry fly
A wet fly,
An abomination against all of nature
75% missed a few I should have known
85%…some pretty lucky guesses there!
80% – Finally a decent score
25%. I would probably do better on a quiz for bass and pan fish flies.
85%. Poor guessing at the end. Fun and informative as always
Phil, if you use fly patterns that are tied both dry and nymph, and dry and wet, it’s not possible to give a single answer. In the west we fish a lot more Yellow Sally nymphs than dries.
80%! Not bad. Molly is a cool lady.
75%. But spring runoff is ending and the fishing is good.
You scored 85%! Pleased with that. Missed the Mop fly too, didn’t know how to characterize it either.
45%, at least I learned something.
You scored 50%! Terrible, but I learned names for some new flies.
60% about my average
70% – almost all were guesses
95% finally my ego gets a stroke! Lol! Love these quizzes
50% might be my worst ever. A mop fly is supposed to be a nymph?
So, I took a break for a bit, but at 60 percent, I haven’t lost my form. Sadly.
70% not bad
45% Glad to know that I am still hovering around my average…or not!!!
60 at lest it higher than my age