Welcome to another edition of our weekly(ish) 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, it’s another new quiz that features ten questions all about fish taxonomy. Don’t worry: you don’t need to know the exact species name.
On the last quiz, there were four perfect scores, for the second week in a row: How about a round of kudos for Larry, Dan Stoff, Charlie, and Sharp Hook. There were eight 90% scores, a big improvement, and the most common score jumped up to a 70%!
The randomly chosen winner of this week’s quiz will receive an Orvis Klinkhammer Selection, featuring 10 Klinkhammer-style patterns.
The winner of our last quiz (as determined by random.org) was Jason, who blamed his poor showing on the heat.
So post your score below for a chance at this awesome prize.
138 thoughts on “Take an All-New Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 08.18.16”
60%? My Latin guessing skills are better than I thought!
80% I’ll take that!!
80 %. Latin and first year biology are both a little rusty.
Ouch…30%, in my defense i did fail college biology…twice
50%. I have no business fishing. 🙁
Got 70% this time, really thought I’d done better.
70%! A couple good guesses… I think this is my highest score yet!
Great quiz this week! My quick thinking knowledge isn’t as good as it was in college. Still didn’t do bad.
90%…although I have to admit, a few were lucky guesses!
I should have listened more carefully at my biology studies
30%, looks like it’s time to hit the books for me. Strike that, time to hit the river instead. The books can wait.
10% not very sharp on this topic
40% (as usual)
40%. I’ll break 50 some day
60% and I learned a few things to boot!
40% too much second guessing myself.
70% back to back quizes
100% Sometimes knowing what it isn’t is as good as knowing what it is.
70%… Im not mad
90% – Got some lucky guesses!
30%, guessed on every question.
70% not bad. I really enjoy these quizzes !
80% best score ever.
90% wow biology class really helped with this quiz!
100% sweet as
40%, with the only ones I didn’t guess on being the largemouth and smallmouth bass, and tarpon. So I went 1 for 7 on guessing, not so hot.
50% up from the last quiz
20% i really suck.
Missed it by that much…90%.
100% surprised I only had to guess once
60% – learned some this week
70%. A few lucky guesses for a pretty tricky quiz.
70% with some lucky guesses. Boy was that a difficult quiz!
60%. All the saltwater stuff was just a guess. Hey Phil, can we do a user submitted quiz?
All due respect, but boring. 60%
70% but should’ve done better
Not my thang… 30%
What’s a genus?
30%! Too funny! The only three I knew for sure, was 2, 8 & 9. And I marked the wrong answer for 8. Ha!
10%…. i should have hedged my guesses a little better.
A whopping 30%. I know my bass.
a very lucky 80% , I think I’m going to buy a lottery ticket today
100% – easiest yet.
40% they were all guesses
40% — a lot of wild guesses!
50% not bad when you have 4 answers to guess from!
50% The salt water killed me
40%. I certainly don’t feel like a genus!
70% – didn’t whoop bass on this one
60 % out of 100% guessing
100% Woot! At least four lucky guesses.
40% missed the easy ones, thought they were trick questions.
100%. Of course I had some help!
50%! Pretty good semi-educated guesses!
70% – Not bad for a whole lot of guessing. Similar scores to my high school tests. ; )
Tough quiz. 80%
60% with a few guesses.
50%. better brush up on my binomial nomenclature. or not.
50% not bad for WAGs
100% Had some help…okay, okay, a lot of help!
70% getting better!
50 % very poor !
I got a 90%. I just took Ichthyology so I may have had a slight advantage =)
30 colleg was a long time ago
When in doubt pick “C”, didn’t work this time…10%
Ouch, that one is gonna leave skid marks!
50%. biology revisited!
60% like a boss
100%! A Biology teacher’s dream of a quiz!
90%… finally my ichthyology class pays off.
60%. Got the salt water fish all correct, Not good on the trout and salmon.
40% oh well….. It’s Friday
50% – All guesses, could have been 0%
70%, Need work on my western species
You scored 50%! Worse than mediocre.
80. Should have paid attention in biology class.
40 time to brush up on some useless fish knowledge
90% I guess 3 years of Latin paid off finally.
40% – I see a Latin bugs quiz in our future
30%… Guessed at every last one
90%…Better score than usual
20%. The difference between genius and genus is I.
59% , a bit of guessing perhaps?
You scored 60%!
50% Way better than I thought it would be.
50% Linnaeus would be ashamed
3 for 10. I wish it was the heat! Time to borrow my son’s text book.
10% and lucky to get that!
.500 – it’d keep me in the majors
100% Pretty straightforward.
So here’s the way to know:
Not a Char, native West of the rockies: Oncorhynchus
Not a Char, native to Atlantic drainage/Europe: Salmo
I’d have been lost if it started asking about whitefish and grayling.
70% right and no guessing, finally a quiz we Europeans can score with 🙂