Take an All-New Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 07.27.17

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 serve up another set of ten new questions, about everything from exotic species to book titles to famous river locations.

The last quiz produced some interesting results: not only were there zero perfect scores, but there were also zero 90%s. I can’t remember the last time that an 80% was the best score, although eight of you managed it this time. Despite the poor showing at the top of the class, the most common score jumped up to a 50%. So more people did better, but nobody did very well.

The winner of this week’s random drawing will receive Tom Rosenbauer’s great new book The Orvis Guide to Hatch Strategies: Successful Fly Fishing for Trout Without Always Matching the Hatch, from Universe Publishing. Instead of focusing on insect identification, in this book Tom stresses learning how to approach trout, how to find where they feed, and how to present the fly so it is accepted as natural food.

The winner of our last quiz (as determined by random.org), and recipient of Tom’s new book, was Andy S, whose score was between the top and the most common.

So post your score below for a chance to win a great book.

Good luck!

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138 thoughts on “Take an All-New Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 07.27.17”

  1. 70%!!!

    (though I take issue with the vagueness of the word “strength” in the modulus question)

    1. Not vague at all really. Strength the point at which the rod will break, modulus is a factor for measuring the stiffness of a material. Some materials have very high modulus and low strength (clear glass, for example), and others have a low modulus but relatively high strength (bamboo).

      1. The super-high-modulus rods of the late 90s/early 2000s were notoriously brittle, for example, which is why you don’t see those formulations much anymore. High-end rod technology is now more about resins, scrims, and layups, and less about one particular material.

  2. 40%… still working on it. Gotta say the ones I get wrong are usually guesses, so learning the info is pretty cool.

    Thanks for the quizzes! I look forward to them each week.

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