A RECORD 42 anglers are excitedly awaiting the last hours before the 2021 Dally’s All Species Odyssey kicks off tomorrow at midday.
The 21 teams will be vying for their share of almost $5000 in prizes and giveaways by catching and released the most target fly rod species they can. Last year’s winning team managed 15 species, less than half the 33 species on the target list highlighting the difficulty of the task under competition and time constraints.
Competitors will assemble at Dally’s around 11am Saturday for a pre-event briefing with a shotgun start at midday. Fishing will end for the day at 8pm, and resume on Sunday morning at 6am. Fishing ends at midday with the presentations at 1pm.
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 most species caught, photographed and released in the fishing hours, will win the bragging rights and a share of almost $5000 in prizes and individual giveaways thanks to sponsors YETI Sage, RIO Products, TFO, Smith Optics, Simms Fishing, Fishpond USA, Orvis Sweetwater Brewing Co.
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.