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

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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

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.