Rising Custom Nets for the Odyssey

Custom laser engraving on the two Rising Fish Nets

Rising Fish have donated two awesome custom colored cerakote Lunker Nets as an awesome All Species Odyssey team prize.

The Odyssey team catch and releasing the 6th highest total will walk away with these very special nets.

The Odyssey is about proving you can find toothy predators, hard pulling drag busters, or brightly painted exotics right here in the Ozarks, away from the well-travelled paths to the tailwaters. Early entries, which earn competitors an exclusive Odyssey long-sleeve sunshirt and hat, will close on Friday.


The 24 hour epic will see teams of two fly fishers try to catch as many of our 34 target flyrod species as possible. The most species caught, photographed and released in the time allotted, will win the bragging rights and a share of over $5000 in prizes.`

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

The All Species Odyssey has grown every year with backing from Sage, RIO Products, Riversmith, Turtlebox, Smith Optics, YETI, Rising, Orvis, Simms Fishing, Fishpond USA, Rapp’s Barren Brewery and

The Odyssey will start at midday June 10, and competitors will fish until 8pm. Fishing resumes at 6 am Sunday June 11 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 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, location 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