WELCOME to the future of fly fishing and our celebration of the riches of fly fishing in Arkansas waters: Dally’s All Species Odyssey.
Trout are the foundation of fly fishing. 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.
THE Odyssey is a slightly competitive competition founded in the same vein of conviction, entertainment and the art of having fun very seriously, as the Streamer Lovefest.
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 more than $6500 in prizes.
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 All Species Odyssey has grown every year with backing from Orvis, YETI, Sage, RIO Products, Nautilus Reels, TFO, Smith Optics, Simms Fishing,
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 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.
DOWNLOAD YOUR ODYSSEY ENTRY FORM HERE
ALL SPECIES ODYSSEY PRIZES (To Be Announced)
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