Orvis Species Slam
Photo: Dan Davis

Orvis Species Slam


NEW to the GoPro Mountain Games this year is the Orvis Species Slam! Teams of two will have from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM to catch seven different species of fish, submit a video of your catches via the Cinebody App (free) and release the fish back to the river. May the most adaptable angler win!

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Registration for this event closes Saturday, June 10 at 6:00 PM. 

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Event Overview

sunday, June 11

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

The team with the most species caught wins. Species will be assigned points and will be tallied in the event of a tie. If you don’t catch the most species, you still have a chance to win one of our content submission prizes. This competition is open to ages 12 and up so parents and kids can team up to compete!

  • Rainbow Trout – 25 points 
  • Brown Trout – 25 points 
  • Brook Trout – 25 points 
  • Bluegill 25 points
  • Cutthroat Trout – 50 Points
  • Mountain Whitefish – 75 points 
  • Smallmouth Bass – 75 points 

IMPORTANT: Scoring is based on submissions through the Cinebody App (free), you must download and use this app to participate. Location services for your phone must be turned on and all submissions will be time-stamped. 



SUNDAY, June 11

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

8:00 AM: Mandatory Safety Meeting/Rules Overview – Location: TBD 
9:00 AM: Fishing starts / Lines in
3:00 PM: Fishing concludes / Lines out
3:30 PM: All video content must be submitted by this time.
4:30 PM: Awards – Nature Valley Mountain Plaza





Open – Men/Women (12 & Up)

format & rules:
  • A 2023 Colorado fishing license is required for all anglers – be prepared to show your license at the venue. All Colorado Fishing Rules & Regs (no more than 3 flies at one time) must be followed. 
  • Anglers can utilize both boating and wading techniques for this competition. 
  • 2-person teams (non gender-specific); teams must stay together on the same body of water.
  • Teams will attempt to catch, take a video, and release the eligible species, while documenting it all with a smartphone in the allotted timeframe. Videos must be submitted for each fish caught, no exceptions. Pace yourself and create a strategic fishing route! 
  • No blurred or modified backgrounds, no significant alterations to the videos. If you accidentally over-record you can only edit or cut those lengthy clips for faster uploads but no other modifications are allowed.  
  • Teams must have a clear video clip of each fish with control item in frame. Video clips submitted without control item will not be counted. Videos of fish that cannot be identified by one of the judges as an approved species will not be counted as a “catch” on the team scorecard. 
  • Competitors MUST know and be competent on this stretch of river. 
  • This is a catch and release event. This is also a TEAM EVENT! Work together with your partner! Safe & sustainable handling of fish must be practiced at all times!  Any videos of fish in the dirt, improperly handled will not be counted. When in doubt have your partner film the fish in the net before they capture the safe release of the fish. Visit Keep Fish Wet for best practices. 
  • Pinched barbs are required on ALL hooks – barbless hooks are also approved for use during the competition. 
  • Any fly rod is allowed! Each angler may have up to three (3) rods, rigged if desired. 
  • All fly-fishing tackle is allowed with the exception of pegging! Only fish caught IN the mouth count! 
  • Judges have final ruling on all fish submissions. Fish should be large enough to be identified by the judges panel. If a fish cannot be properly identified, it will not count as an approved catch.
  • Fly-fishing only. No lures, live baits, or artificially scented baits. Please obey all access and trespassing signage. No access to private property, even to measure a fish.
  • Teams should respect other non-tournament anglers. If the honey hole is taken, find another one and come back later!
  • All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
  • Use of boats and other watercraft is allowed. Ensure that you are following all local Parks & Wildlife rules regarding life preservers, watercraft etiquette, angling and water access. Life jackets are mandatory. Anglers must provide their own PFD. 
  • For the purposes of this event a “Fly” is considered an artificial “lure” created by a combination of tying and/or gluing a variety of natural and/or synthetic materials to a hook. Pre-molded “soft plastic” baits are not permitted. Rubber legs, synthetic terrestrial body part imitations and modest sized spinner blades are permitted components. NO SCENTS OR BAIT! 
  • Athletes are encouraged to use reef safe sunscreen during all competitions.
  • Teams will compete to catch the most amount of species. Teams that catch the most will be placed in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th to win a cash prize. 
  • Teams must download the Cinebody App(free). Each team will upload a video of their catch to this app in order to receive points. If a competitor does not have service, still upload your video and once your phone gets service, the video will upload. 
  • A control item is required in each photo or video submission in order to count. 
  • Each fish species has a point value, in the event of a tie, points will be used as a tiebreaker.
  • Each species submission must be uploaded to the correct species category. Know your species, and how to identify them.
  • Any size catch counts! As long as it is identifiable. No extra points or species tally for more then 1 of the same species submitted to the app, unless it is for longest fish.
  • Longest fish is a video submission and the video must clearly show the inch markers on the tape measure from 0″ on up and the full length of the fish.

A map will be available closer to the event and determined based on water levels for safe fishing during the GoPro Mountain Games

Price & Prizes


EARLY BIRD PRICING// February 1 – April 5, 2023
$150 per team

REGISTRATION PRICING // April 6 – May 31, 2023
$160 per team

EVENT PRICING // June 1 – June 10, 2023
$180 per team



1st Place Team – $1,250
2nd Place Team – $850
3rd Place Team – $500
4th Place Team – $250
5th Place Team – $150

Biggest Fish (Length) – $500
This prize is awarded to the angler that catches the longest fish, measured from the forwardmost point of the head with the mouth closed to the farthest tip of the tail with the tail compressed or squeezed.

Best Content Prize – Prize TBD
Competitors will have the chance to win a prize for the best content submission. The judges will determine this, with anything ranging from an epic celebration after a catch to capturing the uniqueness of what fly-fishing offers.


Prizes to be determined.

Price & Prizes