Take an All-New Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 02.13.14


Written by: Phil Monahan

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. This week, we’re asking about the Latin species names of popular fly-rod quarry.

The scores on the last Trivia Challenge were pretty impressive, with nine 100%s and ten 90%s. It was a repeat, so perhaps that shows the educational value of these quizzes (I hope).

The randomly chosen winner of this week’s quiz will receive a super-cool, now-available Helios 2 Buff. The winner of our last quiz (as determined by random.org) was Dave Driscoll, who received a passing score.

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 a cool Buff.

Good luck!



Do you know the Latin name for this species?
Photo courtesy Dave Woolley

158 thoughts on “Take an All-New Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 02.13.14

  1. Mark S.

    20%. Bah!
    I studied Latin in college but we didn’t cover such useful topics as this one. We never talked about fish and fishing. Instead, we wasted our time reading Cicero and other useless literature in Latin.

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  2. Tom Franco

    Latin Fly 01 100%
    Quiz Completed
    Thank you for taking the trivia challenge! Don’t forget to go back to the OrvisNews.com blog and leave your score in order to be eligible to win a cool Helios 2 Buff. Your score is below.
    Question #1. Morone saxatilis is the Latin name for ________________?
    Correct Answer: Striped bass.
    Question #2. Oncorhynchus nerka is the Latin name for ________________?
    Correct Answer: Sockey salmon.
    Question #3. Esox lucius is the Latin name for ________________?
    Correct Answer: Northern pike.
    Question #4. Megalops atlanticus is the Latin name for ________________?
    Correct Answer: Tarpon.
    Question #5. Salvelinus fontinalis is the Latin name for ________________?
    Correct Answer: Brook trout.
    Question #6. Micropterus dolomieu is the Latin name for ________________?
    Correct Answer: Smallmouth bass
    Question #7. Oncorhynchus clarki is the Latin name for ________________?
    Correct Answer: Cutthroat trout.
    Question #8. Euthynnus alletteratus is the Latin name for ________________?
    Correct Answer: False albacore.
    Question #9. Salvelinus confluentus is the Latin name for ________________?
    Correct Answer: Bull trout.
    Question #10. Salmo salar is the Latin name for ________________?
    Correct Answer: Atlantic salmon.
    You scored 100%!
    Q.1 Morone saxatilis is the Latin name for ________________?
    ✓Striped bass
    Bluefish
    False albacore
    Weakfish

    Q.2 Oncorhynchus nerka is the Latin name for ________________?
    Golden trout
    Coho salmon
    Rainbow trout
    ✓Sockeye salmon

    Q.3 Esox lucius is the Latin name for ________________?
    Largemouth bass
    ✓Northern pike
    Common carp
    Bluegill

    Q.4 Megalops atlanticus is the Latin name for ________________?
    Bonefish
    Permit
    Sailfish
    ✓Tarpon

    Q.5 Salvelinus fontinalis is the Latin name for ________________?
    Brown trout
    ✓Brook trout
    Arctic char
    Lake trout

    Q.6 Micropterus dolomieu is the Latin name for ________________?
    ✓Smallmouth bass
    Pickerel
    Mirror carp
    American shad

    Q.7 Oncorhynchus clarki is the Latin name for ________________?
    King salmon
    ✓Cutthroat trout
    Coho salmon
    Golden trout

    Q.8 Euthynnus alletteratus is the Latin name for ________________?
    Bonito
    Bluefish
    ✓False albacore
    Bluefin tuna

    Q.9 Salvelinus confluentus is the Latin name for ________________?
    Lake trout
    Arctic char
    Brook trout
    ✓Bull trout

    Q.10 Salmo salar is the Latin name for ________________?
    Brown trout
    Taimen
    ✓Atlantic salmon
    Lake trout

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  3. Tom

    Mirabile dictu! I scored 100% with a lot of good guesses. getting my knuckles wrapped by my grade school Latin teacher finally paid off,

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