all species odyssey june 4 + 5

And its back. We have been fielding so many queries about the date for the 2022 All Species Odyssey, but now we can reveal the date: June 4 & 5 2022.

It’s going to be a spectacularly fun way to kick off summer 2022, with a weekend of high entertainment and some very silly kind of competition.

If you haven’t heard about the Odyssey before, or wondered what all the fuss was about, we set up an event to celebrate all the riches of Arkansas fly fishing.

Just to ensure it wouldn’t be too staid, we sign up 2-person teams, and set them the task of catching as many species off our target list as they can in 14 hours of fishing over a weekend. Most species wins, size doesn’t matter.

It sounds easier than it is. We have had some local fly fishing heavyweights trying and no one has managed more than 15 species in the time limit.

Our sponsors, which have included YETI, Sage, Smith Optics, RIO, Orvis, Simms, Fishpond, Nautilus, TFO, Sweetwater Breweries have contributing some awesome team prizes for the top 5 scoring teams, individual drawings for all Odyssey entrants and some ridiculous courtesy schwag bags.

To keep things on the straight and narrow, and ensure that the race for most species doesn’t result in harm the fish, we have strict rules about how that catch and release will be conducted. Teams must fish together and on Arkansas public waters. Water craft can be used but there can be no outside fishing assistance (ie guides or experts).

On the other hand we have watched with delight teams in the running for placegetting prizes helping other teams score more species. It’s that sort of competition. Come and join in the fun.

Set aside the date. Entry forms will be available toward the middle of March