The Overmountain Chapter promotes conservation and restoration for the Watauga, South Holston, & Nolichucky watersheds in Northeast Tennessee.

2019 Tennessee Throwdown - a huge success!

The second annual Tennessee Throwdown Fly Casting Competition took place on Oct 5th, in Winged Deer Park, Johnson City.  Windy conditions made for some interesting challenges for our participants (just like a day on the river right?).  Competitors, judges and volunteers spent the morning socializing and enjoying the performances.  The day wrapped up with a delicious lunch catered by Beef O'Brady's of Elizabethton.  In all, ten competitors, including OMTU members as well as entrants from the Milligan College Fly Fishing Club, tackled the 5 accuracy stations and distance challenge.  In spite of the gusts, we had some spectacular results.  Milligan had as strong showing with Ruben Bacon, taking home the 3rd place trophy.  OMTU's own Bill Watkins, also finished strong in the Runner-Up slot.  And OMTU member, Mike Givney was crowned our 2019 Tennessee Throwdown Champion!  Be sure to look for the opportunity to try your hand at the various accuracy obstacles at one of OMTU's Skills Clinics in 2020.

Our Next Meeting

Pint Night - Social Gathering

Join us on Wednesday, November 20th for a social gathering and pint night at Johnson City Brewing Company in downtown Johnson City.  This will be a great time to catch up with old friends and meet some new people.


$1.00 from every pint sold goes back to OMTU.  


Location:  Johnson City Brewing Company, 257 E Main St, Johnson City, TN 37601

Date: November 20th, 2019

Time: 5:00PM - 8:00PM


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