WELCOME to the future of fly fishing and our celebration of the riches of fly fishing Arkansas waters: Dally’s All Species Odyssey.
Trout are the foundation of fly fishing in 2020. But there is a whole other world of fly rod targets to be passionate about.
In the same vein of conviction, entertainment and the art of having fun very seriously as the Streamer Lovefest comes the All Species Odyssey.
The 24 hour epic will see teams of two fly fishers try to catch as many of our 30 fish species as possible. The most species caught, photographed and released in the fishing hours, will win the bragging rights and some pretty cool prizes.
Winning the event will take fly fishing skills, knowledge, stamina and outright cunning. And as many teams in the first ever Odyssey last year found out, a dose of luck will help.
Dally’s Ozark Fly Fisher is pleased to unveil the second annual All Species Odyssey with backing from Sweetwater Brewing Co, Yeti, Sage, Rio, Orvis and more, will start at midday May 30-31, 2020.
The rules are simple: teams of two fly fishers will compete to see who can amass the most species over the 24-hour catch and release tournament. 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 texted to our Tournament HQ. 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, who will be announced at an event Sunday January 2.
Want to strategize your plan for the Odyssey read the Odyssey Waypoints and our Odyssey Fish Finder articles