IT wasn’t designed that way but the All Species Odyssey might just be the antidote to modern cynicism over the hoary old line that fly fishing more than what you catch.
It could certainly be said of the 2021 Odyssey that rarely have so many have worked so hard for so few, and yet had so much fun in the process. The grins were infectious.
Twenty-one teams started and finished the toughest Odyssey yet, with heat, high sun and high water all making fishing tough. The event is gruelling, with the 2 person teams trying to catch as many species as they can in 14 hours of competition over 24 hours.
But still there are smiling fly fishers, sharing stories of fish hooked and lost, and pledges to return again to take on the Odyssey in 2022.