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

Our Next Chapter Meeting

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Fishing the Local Rivers
with Patrick Fulkrod


Patrick Fulkrod, the owner of The South Holston River Company, will be sharing his expertise on fly fishing the area rivers. A Bristol local, Patrick has been passionate about fly fishing since the young age of ten. With 18 years of guiding experience under his belt, he brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. His impressive credentials include being honored as the 2014 Orvis Endorsed Guide of the Year on a national level. Additionally, Patrick was recognized as a finalist for the Orvis Endorsed Guide of the Year in 2012, 2013, and 2015, further solidifying his reputation as a top-tier guide in the fly fishing community.

Tuesday, April 16th

Golden Corral Buffet & Grill
3104 Browns Mill Rd
Johnson City, TN

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Are you a woman with zero fly fishing experience who wants to see what this addictive hobby is all about? We'd love to have you.


Already have your feet wet (pun intended) in the sport but could use a refresher on the basics? We'd love to have you.


Hoping to connect with some fellow female anglers in the area? We'd love to have you.


More information and tickets can be found on our event calendar found on the OMTU or by clicking the link below. Gear and lunch is provided!  All participates must have a valid TN fishing license and trout stamp.



Bill Beazell & Allen Robbins Memorial Tailwater Roundup

Thanks to everyone that came out to make the Tailwater Roundup a huge success. Over 120 people showed up to do their part in cleaning the rivers!!!  A special thanks to Jason McReynolds, Jon Hooper, Jonathan Huckaba and Patrick Fulkrod for all of the planning that went into this event.  We would also like to thank all of our sponsors for donating money and/or items.

239 Flies
828 Flies
Asheville Anglers
Asheville Fly Fishing Company
Barrett's River Lodge
Boone's Fly Shop
Competitive Angler
Crooked Creek Holler
Due South Outfitters
Eastern Fly Outfitters
Elk Creek Outfitters
Flying Soho Guide Service
Foscoe Fly Shop
High Country Boats
High Country Guide Service
Holton Distributing
Mike Adams Fly Fishing
Mountain Sports
Overmountain Chapter
Shane Griffith Fly Fishing
South Holston River Company
South Holston River Fly Shop
South Holston River Lodge
Southern Drifters Outfitters
Tailwaters Lodge
The Fly Box
Trophy Waters Guide Service
Watauga River Guides

Thank you!!!

2023 Fundraising Banquet

Our 2023 Fundraising Banquet was a huge success.  This year we raised over $5500 that will go towards our chapter's programs and conservation projects.  Thank you to all that attended and contributed to our banquet and raffle.  We would like to give a special thanks to our sponsors.  Please help us show support to our sponsors by supporting their businesses.

Grand Slam Level Sponsors

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Scott Abel (Brook Trout Rod)

Brookie Level Sponsors

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Brown Level Sponsors

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Rainbow Level Sponsors

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Sculpin Level Sponsors

Carrabba's Italian Grill
Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen
Holiday Lanes
J’s Corner
King City Distillery
Mahoney’s Outfitters 
Red Lobster
Stir Fry Restaurant Group
Texas Roadhouse
The Chop House

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.

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