2017 Chapter Supporters

Thanks to all who made the 2017 Rabun Rendezvous successful:

The Rabun TU Chapter celebrated our 30th Annual Rabun Rendezvous this year! This is a tremendous milestone for our chapter. “Old Man Winter” smiled on us this year in that he held off the snow, but did provide us with some much needed rain. The clouds parted and we celebrated the kick-off with dry conditions. Thanks to the Dillard House, Foxfire Boys and our guest speaker, Beverly Smith, Vice-President for Volunteer Operations, TU National. Beverly talked about TU, some of its history, roles within the organization and interaction with chapters across our country. Her main focus was “Community”. We are indeed a community and it was evident as we looked around the room and saw the participation from multiple TU chapters and attendees from several states. Beverly shared some great stories that contained a few familiar names, like Doug, Charlie and Kyle. She talked about her interaction with her family and the greater TU family. We felt the presence of missing, but not forgotten members of our TU family in “Around the Bend.” We are indeed blessed to be part of a community who love the outdoors. Thanks to all who were able to attend the Rabun Rendezvous! Those of you who weren’t there, we hope to see you next year. Come be part of our community!

Thanks to all our donors who made the 2017 Rabun Rendezvous successful: Please support them every chance you can!
Doug and Eedee Adams; Avril Adams; Johnny Amrine (Amrine Rentals, Clayton, GA); Bass Pro Shops – Lawrenceville, GA; Kathy and Charlie Breithaupt; Louisa Hanney; Unicoi State Park & Lodge; Michele and Broderick Crawford (Crawford Art Gallery); John Dillard, Jr. (Dillard House and Staff); Louise Dillard; Jeff Durniak; Smithgall Woods State Park; Foxfire Boys (Wayne Gipson, Mike Hamilton, Steve McCall, Tom Nixon, Dean English, Filmer Kilby) ; Jake Darling & Jimmy Harris (Unicoi Outfitters); Tammy and Pat Hopton; Vaughn Rogers – (Reeves Hardware – Dillard); Jim and Carolyn Kidd; Estate of Tom Landreth (June Landreth); LL Bean; Mack Martin (Atlanta Fly Fishing School); Susan and Frank Patton; Jeff Reeves (Reeves Building Supply – Clayton); Lewis Reeves III (Reeves Hardware – Clayton); Terry and Emmilyn Rivers; Mountain Nature & Wild Bird Supply; Gail and Frank Tolbert; Fritz Vinson; Jim Enloe (Jim’s Primitives); Sandy Morgan; Highlands Aerial Park; Smitty’s Spirits, Clayton, GA; Ray King; Highland Hiker; Peter Croes; Elizabeth and Steve Perry; TU National – Embrace-A-Stream and Coldwater Conservancy; TU National – Franklin Tate; Maria Rodeghiero; Wayne Prosser; Sky Valley Golf Club; Steve Hudson; Landon Williams; Mike Fuller; Rabun TU – Young Volunteers; Apple Mountain Resort & Golf Club; Blue Ridge Music; Monte Seehorn; Academy Sports and Outdoors, Snellville, GA; Jim Harvey – Upper Chattahoochee TU; Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa; Coosa Valley TU; C & J Mountain Out- fitters; Project Healing Waters – Atlanta; Estate of Brad Hayes; Jeff Fields; Jim Nixon; Ken Bradshaw; Brian Weeks; Butler Galleries – Clayton, GA; Patsy Lewis Gentry and Ray Gentry; Glenn English; Bill Stevens; Hillside Orchards – Wiley, GA; Donn Harper; Kitty and Joel Wise; Tim Raney; Blue Ridge TU Chapter – GA; Larry Vigil; Tony Allred; Walmart – Clayton, GA (Bud O’Connell); River Through Atlanta (Chris Scalley); Blackrock Outdoor Company (Sylva, NC – Shannon Messer); R. M. Rose Distillers – Dillard, GA; Rodney Tumlin; Stephen “big T” Thomasovich – Big T Fly Fishing Guide Service; Mane Design (Cathy Williams); Rusty Bike Café (Clayton, GA); Wiley Tire Center – Wiley, GA

WAAHOO for our 30th Annual Rabun Rendezvous! Hope to see you on the water. Ray King, Rabun Rendezvous Coordinator

  • Conserve, Protect, Restore

May 21: Cookout on The River!

At 6:30 pm on the Chattooga River in the parking lot on the Georgia side at Burrell’s Ford for Hot Dogs and all the fixings. Kathy and Charlie Breithaupt will bring all the food , including drinks, and do the cooking. 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