odyssey: better late than never

If there is one great certainty among the myriad questions in any All Species Odyssey its that you can’t win sitting on the couch _ and its a whole lot less fun.

Find a team-mate, and we have had inquiries from one Missouri fly fisher looking for a partner for this year’s Odyssey on June 4 and 5.

If you want to join in and lack a partner call the shop and we will get you in touch with our fly fisher, or grab a teammate download the form below and signup by the 3rd.

All entries are in for a weekend of high entertainment and in the running for almost $7000 in prizes and drawings.

The Odyssey is fast becoming an iconic Ozarks event with more than 20 2-person teams competing last year to see who could catch and release the most species over 24 hours.

Members of this year’s winning team will each take home an Orvis Blackout 9’5″ 5wt Outfit, an great stick for Ozark tailwaters, plus a Mirage LT II disc drag reel and PRO Power Taper line worth $1556 each.

Second placed team members will each get a Sage Payload 8’9″ 7wt, a versatile rod for any Odyssey adventure from streamers for trout, or poppers on the creeks, and RIO fly line worth over $700 each.

Third place is a pair of sharp Nautilus XM reels in custom colors, and the fourth placed team each get a TFO fly rod of their choice. The fifth place team will each receive a pair of Smith Chromapop Sunglasses.

And as always, we have some awesome prizes as drawing for all competitors including 2 Yeti Go Boxes, the new Simms Stash Bag and more.

Entry for the event is $170 per team, which includes an exclusive Odyssey competitor shirt and hat and a Yeti water bottle, and more goodies, for every competitor in teams which sign up before the May 13 early entry deadline. We will take entries up until June 3 but late entries won’t get the hat and shirt.

The Odyssey will start at midday June 4, 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 and check in by 12.45pm. The awards ceremony will be held at 1pm.

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 the 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.

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