Take an All-New Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 06.19.14


Written by: Phil Monahan

Welcome to another edition of our fly-fishing 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. Here’s another new set of questions to make you scratch your head.

The scores on last week’s Trivia Challenge were pretty rough. There was just one perfect score: All hail Jason Farrar! Four others—BugBoss, Steve Root, Winston Atkins, and Albert Cravinho—scored 90%. The big news is that the most popular score was. . .gulp!. . .30%.

The randomly chosen winner of this week’s quiz will receive a copy of 50 Best Tailwaters to Fish by Terry and Wendy Gunn. The winner of our last quiz (as determined by random.org) was Tom, who had lots of company in his score range.

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 book.

Good luck!



A man of many permit, Del Brown.
Photo via delbrown.org

142 thoughts on “Take an All-New Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 06.19.14

  1. Jerry Plaaten

    I have to disagree with your answer to #7. According to this document…
    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CCYQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mnr.gov.on.ca%2Fstdprodconsume%2Fgroups%2Flr%2F%40mnr%2F%40letsfish%2Fdocuments%2Fdocument%2Fstel02_178927.pdf&ei=EUKjU_ihHealsQSl84AI&usg=AFQjCNHubFA4WGVC8BKlYRtY4Fgy_BDYqg&sig2=aRSkMVknlEkdwFPwI2ywSg&bvm=bv.69411363,d.cWc
    page 3…
    “The chinook salmon was first introduced
    (unsuccessfully) to all of the Great Lakes except Lake Superior in 1873 (Mills et al.
    1993). It wasn’t until plantings in the mid 1960’s that naturally reproducing populations
    were established.”

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  2. Flygirl

    60% I never win because of that stupid fairy avatar from google years ago! Lol! I live to fly fish and read fishing material, though!! I’d love to win sometime! :D

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  3. ron

    70 % still looking for that elusive 100% . Heading to penns creek in the morning for a few days of fishing , if the creeks don’t rise

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  4. Dave B

    30%- I suspect that a higher percentage of participants will have a score in this range. Most of us are just too embarrassed to report low scores. Self reporting is going to taint the results.

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  5. Deanwo

    Excellent, Phil! First 90% in a very long time. Would have been 100% if I went with my first instinct in the number of fish Del caught.

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  6. Dp

    The upper leg of a fly line can drop below the lower leg of the fly line while the loop is unrolling and not form a tailing loop. It is simply an underpowered cast. Some have referred to this as a crossing loop. The cast is made slowly with very little final tip rotation. It does not always tail. Tailing loops will occur with an abrupt application of power during any part of the stroke.

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  7. Albert Cravinho

    Down to 60% this week from 90% last week. I missed all 3 I guessed at and one that I thought I knew. Phil, you misspelled my last name in the recap of last week’s quiz, it’s Cravinho, not Gravinho.

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      1. Albert Cravinho

        Thanks, love the fly-fishing blog especially the Trivia quiz and the Friday film Festival. Keep up the great work.

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