Conserving, protecting and restoring the Watauga, South Holston, & Nolichucky watersheds in Northeast Tennessee.

Calendar of Events

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The online auction is up and running and will run through the end of the Fundraising Banquet on Saturday, October 15, 2022 (8:30PM).  Click the link below to join our auction and help us raise money for our local conservation projects.

Our Next Chapter Meeting

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Successful Strategies for Fly Fishing in the GSMNP
with Jim Parks


Join us as we welcome Jim Parks, author of the book "Tails of the Smokies".

Fly fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is very different from fishing tailwaters, thus being successful in one location does not equal success in the other. Jim will explain what he views as the differences and how the challenges of regularly catching wild trout in the Smokies can be simplified with the processes he has learned and developed in his 44 years of fly fishing in the GSMNP. In his presentation, he will share his experiences and the strategies he uses to find, approach, and hook up with the wild trout in the Smokies. Jim is also a regular contributor to Costal Angler Magazine. You can find articles and the flies he uses on his Instagram page at TailsOfTheSmokies.

Dinner will begin at 6:00PM.  We will begin chapter announcements at 6:30PM, immediately followed by the program.


Tuesday, November 15

6:00 PM


Golden Corral Buffet & Grill

3104 Browns Mill Rd

Johnson City, TN

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Fundraising Banquet

This years Fundraising Banquet will be held on Saturday, October 15th at the DoubleTree Hotel in Johnson City.  Prices are $40 each or $70 per couple, children 10 and under are $10.  The ticket price includes a meal, door prize, and access to the online auction.  ​Tickets for the banquet can be purchased at one of our events or you can CLICK HERE to purchase them online.  Ticket sales end Sunday October 9th at Midnight!

This year we will be selling tickets for our "You Pick" Raffle.  The winner gets their choice of a Kimber Pistol, a Henry Rifle, a Winston Fly Rod, or an Orvis Fly Rod.  We will also be raffling off a custom made Sage TXL-F 7'10" 000 wt. fly rod with an Abel TR-Light Brook Trout Reel (valued at over $1,200).  These raffle tickets can be purchased at any of our events or meetings.

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2nd Annual Boat Ramp Cleanup


Meeting place the old Whites Grocery in Piney Flats at 8:00AM on Saturday October 8th.

Breakfast provided by Burger King

Prizes will be given out around 12:00pm at the old Whites Grocery

OMTU Story


Here is a video that was made by OMTU members back in 1999.  It tells about the mission of OMTU and some of the past projects that we have worked on as a chapter.  The narrator of the video, Paul Anderson, recently passed away so we decided to post this video in his honor.  The projects that we have worked on over the years may have changed, but the mission remains the same.