odyssey early entry closes friday

ALREADY 15 TEAMS have signed up to contest the 2021 Dally’s All Species Odyssey.

Early entries, and the chance to get an exclusive Odyssey longsleeve sunshirt and hat, closes tomorrow at 3pm. We will continue to take late minute entries up until June 17.

Teams will be competing for almost $5000 in prizes and giveaways from our sponsors including YETI Sage and RIO, Fishpond, Smith Optics, Simms Fishing, TFO, Sweetwater Brewery and Orvis.

Every entrant will this year receive an awesome gift bag including an 18oz Rambler bottle with Chug cap courtesy of Yeti to help them stay hydrated during the grueling event. Fishpond is also providing its own brand SPF 15 lip balm for all contestants.

The 24 hour epic will see teams of two fly fishers try to catch as many of our 33 target flyrod species as possible. The Odyssey will start at midday June 19-20, and competitors will fish until 8pm. Fishing resumes at 6 am Sunday and runs until midday. Competitors need to return to Dally’s in Cotter for the awards ceremony at 1pm.

We need payment of the $150 entry fee, plus the completed entry form to secure your spot. We will have a maximum of 30 teams this year. Early entries finalized by June 4 get free hat and shirt. No refund of entry fee for cancellation after June 4 (but you will get your hat and shirt).

Winning the event will take fly fishing skills, knowledge, stamina and outright cunning. And as many teams in the first two Odyssey events have discovered, a healthy dose of luck will help.

The rules are simple: teams of two fly fishers will compete to see who can amass the most species over, size doesn’t matter. 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.

Each species must be photographed, with our unique control item, and submitted to the Odyssey HQ via our tournament app. 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 1pm Sunday June 20.

Want to strategize your plan for the Odyssey read the Odyssey Waypoints and our Odyssey Fish Finder articles