YOU ASKED and here it is, back again the 2020 Dally’s All Species Odyssey, our celebration of all that fly fishing Arkansas waters has to offer.
The All Species Odyssey brings the same vein of conviction, entertainment and the art of having fun very seriously as the Streamer Lovefest. And it will be held to 2020 standards of safety and enjoyment in the outdoors.
The 24 hour epic will see teams of two fly fishers try to catch as many of our 30 fish species as possible. The most species caught, photographed and released in the fishing hours, will win the bragging rights and some pretty cool prizes.
Winning the event will take fly fishing skills, knowledge, stamina and outright cunning. And as many teams in the first ever Odyssey last year found out, a dose of luck will help.
Dally’s Ozark Fly Fisher is pleased to unveil the second annual All Species Odyssey with backing from Yeti, Sage, Rio, Orvis, Nautilus and more, will start at midday July 25, 2020.
The rules are simple: teams of two fly fishers will compete to see who can amass the most species over the 24-hour catch and release tournament. Fishing will only be conducted during daylight hours (see rules) but fishers can use the closed fishing period to change locations, refuel and plan strategy.
Teams will start at midday on Saturday and fish until 8.00pm. Fishing resumes 6.00 am Sunday and runs until 1pm
Each species must be photographed, with our unique control item, and texted to our Tournament HQ. The images will be used to authenticate species and score each team
In the event of a tie, judges will use our points scoring system, which grades the difficulty of capture of the species to separate the winners, who will be announced at an event Sunday July 26 (yet to be determined, based on State & Federal Government recommendations).
Entry fee remains at $150 per team (maximum of 30 teams). If you enter before July 30 receive a Odyssey hat and tee.