Oct 19: Ladies’ Fly Fishing Clinic

August 25, 2013

Oct 19 (Sat) Ladies Fly Fishing Clinic, 11 to 3 PM, hosted by Foothills & Rabun TU Chapters on private waters of the Soque Rivers.

Limited to 20 ladies @ $50 each.

Volunteer Mentors needed to help with roll casting instruction and fish landing.

For details, contact Michele Crawford (706) 490-4574 or by email crawfordart@windstream.net

Oct 17: Chapter Meeting

August 25, 2013

Oct 17 (Thurs) Meeting

6:30 pm – Social & Yarn Spinning 7:00 pm – Program & Meeting
(You don’t have to believe the yarns if you don’t want to . . .)

Program: Karl Eckberg (Chattooga River Fly Shop) Tips for Fishing the Chattooga DH

He is going to be giving tips on fishing the Delayed Harvest this upcoming season!!

************FLY TYING IS BACK********

Starting at 5:30 with Terry Rivers leading.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to help Terry. If you have your own equipment please bring it with you. All ages welcome!

Troop 6 Scout Hut, next to the Rabun County Library

US 76 west, the brick building located behind the Rabun County Library Parking is available in the Rabun County Library parking lot and Rabun County Tax Office parking lot.

At every regular chapter meeting there will be a raffle for fishing or camping items to help pay the cost of mailing the newsletter to members without E-mail. Bring an item to donate and a dollar or two for raffle tickets – you might win something.

 

Oct 12: Fall Stream Clean-Up on West Fork of Chattooga

August 25, 2013

Oct 12 (Sat) Fall Stream Clean-up on the West Fork of the Chattooga River. Volunteers needed. We will carpool from the campout and meet at the Overflow Camping Area/Canoe Launch off Forest Service Road 86 at 9:00 am. For more information, contact Wayne Prosser at (706) 746-6293 or by email at wp0968@windstream.net.

This workday will be in memory of John Starinchuck.

Oct 9-13: Fall Camping and Fishing Outing

August 25, 2013

Oct 9 – 13 (Wed – Sun) Fall Camping and Fishing Outing, Tallulah River.

Come join the Rabun Chapter at our annual Fall Campout!

The campout will be held from October 9-13 at Glenn English’s property on the Tallulah River, off the Cat Gap Road in Persimmon, GA.

Camping will be primitive: water and toilets will be available but no electricity or showers. There is space for tents, campers, and travel trailers. Fishing is available in the adjacent private waters of the Tallulah River, and nearby waters of the Tallulah River, Coleman River, and other area streams. The meals will be provided by the Chapter at a nominal cost. In order to purchase food and supplies, we must have a head count of who will be attending. If you are planning on coming to the campout, please contact Michele Crawford at (706) 490-4574 or by email at crawfordart@windstream.net and tell her what days and for what meals you will be present.

On Saturday, October 12, the Chapter will conduct a Stream Clean-Up Project on the West Fork of the Chattooga River. We will carpool from the campout and meet at the Overflow Camping Area/Canoe Launch off Forest Service Road 86 at 9:00 am. This Workday is in memory of John Starinchuck. For more information, contact Wayne Prosser at (706) 746-6293 or by email at wp0968@windstream.net.

Apr 6: Rabunite 101!

Ever wanted to try your hand at fly-fishing for trout but never learned the in’s and out’s of it? 

Ever wonder why some people seem to get so “hooked” on it?

Now’s your chance! The Rabun Chapter of Trout Unlimited is planning a half-day fly-fishing seminar for adults. More info here. 

 

Wildcat Creek Road Closed

A popular stocked trout stream in Rabun County, Wildcat Creek, will have its trout stockings delayed for several weeks this spring due to the closure of Wildcat Creek Road. The US Forest Service has closed this road due to a landslide that occurred this winter. Details here.

Rod Raffle!

Once again, Mack Martin of the Atlanta Fly Fishing School has graciously donated a custom-built fly rod and reel to the Rabun Chapter to be used for fund raising.

Read more here.

 

Congratulations to Monte Seehorn

Rabunite Monte Seehorn, retired USFS fisheries biologist, was recently inducted into Southern Trout’s “Legends of the Fly” Hall of Fame! More details here