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, I’ve taken a classic quiz and added ten new questions. So, we’ve got 20 old-and-new questions about famous fly tiers and their creations. How much do you know about the tiers who invented some of your favorite patterns?
The last quiz, all about fish species, turned out to be quite a stumper, as just one person– Joseph Bartholomew–achieved a perfect score. “Guessing pays off . . . eventually,” he wrote. Nine people scored 90%, and the most common score jumped 15 points, to a 60%.
The winner of this week’s random drawing will receive a a copy of Dave Hughes’s new Essential Trout Flies: 50 Indispensable Patterns with Step-by-Step Instructions for 300 Most Useful Variations. In this new edition—with 1/3 new material, 20 additional patterns, and 300 variations—Hughes addresses the changes in fly preference over the last 15 years, with some old patterns dropped for new styles tied with new materials and tying techniques.
The winner of our last quiz (as determined by random.org), and recipient of Nick Curcione’s new Saltwater Edge: Tips and Tactics for Saltwater Fly Fishing, was Erick L., whose evaluation of his score was “Meh.”
So post your score below for a chance to win a great book.
139 thoughts on “Take the Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 11.09.17”
80%. The Calcasieu Pig Boat by Tom Nixon… that’s a new one to me. Looks like a it’ll be a fun tie with room for some creative liberty! Thanks Phil!
60. Same zone
85%, good on trout patterns, no good on bass.
80%, two weeks in a row.
60% bass patterns hurt me
50% Glass half full???
45% don’t know my fly tiers very well
Yeah 25%! It was either hey I know that one, or all out guesses.
95% — way better at flies than geography.
Did this one on my laptop, rather than phone, but technology design for the quiz still sucks. I had to restart the quiz once on my laptop and have trouble completing it at all on my phone. This is a major inhibitor in my participation.
50% Got all of the saltwater flies right…rest were guesses
45%, not bad for guessing
40%. It’s all downhill from here
60% did well on trout, not so good on saltwater species….
55% on a lot of guessing
30%. Back to my old ways.
85% Every once in a while – test crashes and start all over…frustrating
45% need to tie more
65% guessed right on a couple,
45% and I have a few flies to look up now.
You scored 85%
25% to be expected from guessing
75% Not so bad
Looks like I need to learn a bit more about the origins of some of the stuff I tie. Haha.
OMG- so close! 95%. But I’m not complaining.
90%…is that nearnuff to finally win something?
90% Don’t know much about saltwater but felt sure I’d missed those two
90% I tie flies a lot, so I knew most of this stuff 😉
45% A tough one
80%. Good content this week.
75%. thought i was gonna nail it.
40%. Saltwater huh!!!
45% some lucky guesses
55% I thought this was great. Cool even if you got it wrong to see the origin of the fly pattern.
100% by getting a couple of lucky guesses.
65%. Not bad, that’s a lot of names to remember!
85% is good for me!
60% and proud of it.
80% big improvement from last week
30% so not great
85% Indication of too much time at the vice.
55%- better than I thought.
65%. I know salt better, apparently.
Only got one wrong, but Polldaddy gave me a 90%. Oh well.
50 % Knew a few. Guessed a few.
70%! I think that’s pretty good!
75% – on a good streak
The “wag factor” did not work
40%. Salt waters got me good.
75% not too shabby
55%…not bad for guessing
100, easy enough, just a couple searches.
60% Fifteen rainbows on a Prince nymph on the Lower Illinois River. Thank you fly designers!!!
60% and damn happy I didn’t get Fran Betters wrong, being from NY
40%… not great
55% lots of guesses
70% but I have a cold
50% trying not to raise my average!
Any way to get that pop up box from coming up during the quiz? It makes you start all over. Frustrating!!!
55% – Ugh… couple of misteps by me. Thunder Creek minnow got me a little confused. Hair Wing? There are no wings.
40% ouch. I could probably use a copy of that book…
80%, I’ll take it.
50 por ciento
50% – that beats a monkey with a quarter