Welcome to another edition of our trivia challenge, where we test your knowledge of all things fly fishing and where you might learn a thing or two about this sport we love.
The last quiz was an improvement over the previous one, with two perfect scores (congrats Justin and Mark!) and five 90%s.
This week’s quiz features twenty (20!) questions about fish names and nicknames. If you score a 100% on this one, you should be very proud. Some of the nicknames are regional, so don’t feel too bad if you don’t know them.
As usual, the randomly chosen winner of this week’s quiz will receive a signed copy of Tom’s book The Orvis Guide to Small Stream Fly Fishing. This is a great book for anyone who loves getting off the beaten path and chasing blue lines. It provides all the information for finding and fishing unspoiled gems found everywhere from wilderness areas to suburban backyards. Last week’s book winner (as determined by random.org) was Ken, said that he had no excuse for his score. And now that he’s getting a free, signed book just for commenting, he has even less of one.
So, take this week’s quiz, and no matter how well or poorly you do, post your score in the comments below to be eligible to win Tom’s book with his inspirational words on the title page.
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121 thoughts on “Take the Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 08.29.13”
DANG!!! only 75% this week.
45%! Pretty good for someone who doesn’t fish salt at all!
80 % someday ill get lucky and guess them all right
70 percent he wasn’t kidding when he said some were regional
60%, some guessing.
55% not bad considering I live where we have real calico bass in the kelp beds. Also #15 (which I did get correct) is misleading because the Kern River Rainbow is a recognized sub species. https://www.dfg.ca.gov/fish/Resources/WildTrout/WT_KernRivRbwDesc.asp
60%, not bad.
80%. I can live with that.
75%, I can live with that.
85%, not bad considering I live 1500 miles from the nearest salt water.
You scored 75%! With only a few guesses.
75% Didn’t have to guess much.
85% Not too hot on saltwater fishies.
60%. much improved
50% with a lot of guesses!
Surprised to get a 65%. Lots of guesses..
70% could of done….
50% which is amazing since I only knew 1. The rest was pure guessing.
45, 5 points better than last week.. not bad for someone who doesn’t fish salt water..
65 percent. Living in Idaho does make the saltwater ones tough!
45% – I know nothing about saltwater fish.
90% never heard a bluegill called a copper belly. Never heard of a robalo.
55% Lots of guessing
40%. Never fished salt water.
60%… As an Ohioan, should I be ashamed/surprised that missed the salt water species (minus Tarpon naturally)? Tied my best score on any Phil Challenge! That is sad…..
65 not bad
75%, actually pretty pleased with that
60% most were guesses, kinda proud of that score.
seven tea purr cent
60% I stink at these things.
90%. Never heard of Robalo.
70% Shouldn’t have second guessed myself on some, but no way I was getting 100 %.
40%… and it was a whole lot of guessing…
90% , not to bad , makes up for last week’s score .
90% I thought Kern River fish was a rainbow and had no clue about copperbelly, other than a snake..
Wow! 45% and the only one I knew was ouananiche.
95%! Missed the “robalo”
70%! My best score in a while 🙂
85 per. Not too bad
65 — two I should have known the rest I guessed.
60%, not great but I never fly fish salt water!
25%. Wow. I’m getting worse at these. Talked myself out of a couple of right answers, not that it would have made much difference.
45% from an englishman
55%… and I thought I did well?
75%, that was a fun one. Thanks.
85%.. getting better!
I like the longer quizzes. 55%
35%! I need to brush up on my innuit.
75% – coulda been much worse.
70% We need more regional writing!
65 is better than last weeks score….yaaaay!
60% – struggled with the salt. I like the 20 questions, though.
80% not real good !
85 this week (with some lucky picks)
65% on this one. One of my better scores.
80% best yet!
60%, did better with denizens of the salt than the fresh.
60% Low on the sodium. Always fun!!
40%, I BETTER, START OPENING UP SOME FISHING BOOKS,,,,,,,,,,
Oh no! a 50% not too proud of that. Good ,little quiz though!
50% …at least i got half right!
85% Better than I had expected.
85%. That’s a high point after the first two I took.
55%. Can’t believe I didn’t know bucket mouth.
95 kern river got me
80% – the stillwater/warmwater species stumped me.
75% missed warm salt water ones
95% Missed on the Musky.
Best score yet, which is a sad commentary on my trivia knowledge.
60% – I started off strong with the “bucket mouth” then went south
60%! I am pretty happy with that 🙂
55% getting better
Only a 45% this week but def food for thought on more than a few
Only 45%, but very limited experience with saltwater fishing….fun to try
40% A lot of lucky guesses!
Darn! 95%. Good qiuz, though.
35% knew a few
95% Guessed on the Humpy- guessed wrong!
30% – need to get out and fish something other than trout.
only 65%. i thought i was smart!