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.
You had to know that this one would come eventually, even though you dreaded it: the entomology quiz. Now, I know that knowledge of Latin names has nothing to do with fly-fishing success. But like it or not, fly-fishing literature is rife with taxonomies. So, why not check to see how much you know? If you score a 100% on this baby, you’ll have bragging rights for a long time, I assure you.
The scores on last week’s Trivia Challenge were down from the scores of the week before. In all, there were just two 100%—big ups to Peter Hawken and John Flandro, whose comments were actually right next to each other—and two 90%s, as well. I also applaud another self-confident soul who posted his 0% score in hope of winning the book. Even a horrendous score doesn’t lower your chances of winning.
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 Vincent, who scored low enough that all he could say was, “Well!!!” But he still gets a free, signed book outta the deal.
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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128 thoughts on “Take the Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge June 20, 2013”
Wow! I was a great guesser! 80%
You scored 30%! I hate Latin.
100% guesses. 30% correct.
You scored 80%! Best ever
60% guess I need to study.
40%. Not bad for 100% guessing.
I knew that biology degree had to be good for something.
70%, my highest score and I was 100% guessing.
80% Suprised myself!
You scored 40%!
60%… not bad considering
Stumbled into a 70%
60% Actually knew the ones I got right!
90%…aaaag@#&*%#. I went to fast. I knew them all but checked the wrong box! I love a little Latin!
My usual 50% with a lot of guesses. I was pleasantly surprised at how many I actually knew.
I’d be interested to see which question was answered correctly the most. It has to be the Baetis one, right?
100% ! About time…
10%… thanks for the gimmie to make a guy feel better!
20% tough stuff
40% good thing I dont fish for bugs!
20% i had no idea on any of them
Lucky at 50%
In my wheel house for the first time scored 100%!!
50% need that book random…
60% I cant believe i did that well
60% ain’t too bad…
100% Knew some, guessed really well.
Im surprised by how much I didn’t know I knew. 70%
40%. Exactly 40% higher than I deserved
I got a 100! I got a little lucky
Woohoo! I got a 60!
I’m happy with 6/10!
100 % .. but Phil, have to talk to you about one of the questions next time I run into you … when the river drops to say 800 cfs … which might be awhile!
The professor scores 100%
70%. Pretty good guesses
30% and that was luck
70% good topic
80% Tom was right, tie you own flies and learn more about the bugs as you go… Guessing helps also!
60 percent. I kept looking for the button to choose for “Bug.”
100% I’m a fly nerd!
100% guessing, 1-in-4 chance on each question, should give me 25% correct. Since I couldn’t get 2.5 answers right, I rounded up to 3: 30%. Yay, statistics!
%50, I’m pretty sure the only one I Really knew was trico lol
Well another 50%
60 % tough quiz.
90% i have a lot of reading time on my hands
Guessed 50% correct!
80%. Great quiz, one of the best yet. How about a major bug quiz per specis (mayfly, caddis, etc.)?
Maybe somone could help, I thought Dorothea was a sulpher?
30% not TOO bad for a newbie.
30% I always skipped class and went fishing..
30%. Pure guessing.
50% ! despite the fact that I learned latin at school 30 years ago
70%… reading all these matching the hatch books help at something for once :-p
I missed 2! That’s 80% in my book but the Quiz says 70%??? Better check your calculator!
70% If I was that lucky every time I went fishing I’d be a legend!
60% mostly guessing
Wow!!! I’m so impressed in my guesses – 50%
40% – I know nothing about entomology.
70% – Didn’t even cheat!
60% and only knew with certainty three of them.
30% from random answers. Did not know 10 out of 10.
80%, I shall double check the Diocomescus sp. question….
love my macro-invertebrates…
40%. Uh, you know, the brown one, about so big, upright wings…
100% – chuffed. Would I be able to match the fly (pattern) to the fly (insect)? Not a prayer. Just look at my catch record!
50%! “D” for degree….in Entomology
30%. I don’t guess well.
50% – Holy buckets! All that latin so early in the morning. Well I have to admit that I was pretty sure about #10 and just guessed at the rest.
oh my 20%
40%. I can’t believe I got 40% when I guessed at all 10. Now back to some warm water Bass fishing…
You finally located me! 90% Can’t believe I missed one.
80% with 80% as guesses.
60% not bad considering I only knew 2 and guessed the rest
I didn’t know any of them but still got 50%. Not bad guessing.
30%. I hate taxonomy.
30% a bit tough
Missed #8 good quiz
90% – love bugs
90% with a little help from a friend.
I scored 100%, thanks to Mary Kuss. I have learned so much from this talented guide/teacher!
100% Hurray science terms!
Oh boy! 70% solely because of all those nice folks over on Troutnut.com who actually know and use this stuff. Who knew it was catching?
70% lucky guesses
50% on guesses. I was told to never mind the learning the Latin names, just match what is on with water with something of similar size, shape, and color from my box. There is my proof that I do what I am told.
I only missed one.
30%, sadly that was with guessing
100% You guys should have Deeter’s new carp book as the next prize for the quiz.
80%. not too bad
30% I got to work on my guessing skills.
20% well, that happened
60% score surprised the heck out of me!
70% I am happy.
50%, Not bad for 100% guessing!
90% That’s some powerful guessing! Very educational I must say.
50%! Not bad (in my book) considering that I actually knew the ones I got right!
100%! I like the “bug” theme of this quiz.
60% better then I thought I would do.
Got 90%, not to bad for an old timer.
90%. My one guess: fail. Reading all of those bugs books in my 20s has some ressidual value I guess.
I got a 90%. Pretty happy with that.
70%!! Not bad, better than I thought!