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

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OMTU Picnic

Come out for an afternoon of friends, food and fun as we hold our Annual OMTU Picnic. This year's picnic will be at Riverside Park in Elizabethton.  OMTU will be providing all of the food and drinks.  Just bring along your lawn chairs and fishing gear.



Saturday, June 17th

11:00 AM


Riverside Park

600 W Riverside Dr

Elizabethton, TN 37643


Win a Montana Fishing Trip

Take a shot at a dream trip to Montana while helping your local TU chapter community.

Every donation made through a local chapter age goes directly to that chapter to support their important local conservation, education and community work.




North Fork Crossing Lodge - 4 Anglers for 3 Days & Nights

Valued at $11,000




Experience crisp, bright mornings that dissolve into warm, lingering Montana afternoons. It’s the fly fishing experience that inspired Norman Maclean’s acclaimed book: A River Runs Through It. Lush fishing, meandering waters and seasoned guides.


North Fork Crossing Lodge itself is perched on the North Fork of the Blackfoot River just outside the town of Ovando, Montana. We feature a signature mix of intimate outdoor experience and comfort. Our unique tent cabins were designed to provide the comforts of a full service lodge without losing the intimate connection to nature that camping can provide. Replete with wood floors, custom feather beds, heat, electricity and a private bathhouse.


The main lodge features a lounge and dining area overlooking five artesian-fed stocked ponds, perfect for evening fishing. Surrounded by the Blackfoot River Valley, remote and lush with large populations of native West Slope Cutthroat Trout.


Eventgroove and Pro Outfitters are donating three days and three nights for four guests in Fall of 2023 or the 2024 season based on availability at this Orvis Endorsed lodge on the beautiful Blackfoot River.


Trip does not include airfare, ground transportation, licenses or gratuities.

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!!!

2022 Fundraising Banquet

Our 2022 Fundraising Banquet was a huge success.  This year we raised over $8400 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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Luna Woodworks

Sculpin Level Sponsors

Shell Fire Pottery

Over-Mountain Coffee Roasters

Red Lobster

J’s Corner

Holiday Lanes

Carrabba's Italian Grill

Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen

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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