It’s Rod Raffle Time!

June 16, 2017

Ticket sales began for the Rod Raffle after the Dream Trip drawing was held in mid-March. Several Rabun BOD members along with myself sold tickets on their own and at our events. Tickets sold the best at Trout Camp. A total of 574 tickets sold raising a total of $1490.00

The drawing was held on Thursday, July 20 at the chapter Family Picnic. The winner of the Mack Martin Rod Raffle was Scott Corbett. Scott is the father of Hawke Corbett, a 2017 Trout Camper. The Corbetts live in Watkinsville, GA. Hawke was sponsored by the Coosa Chapter TU. The rod and reel was delivered to Scott on July 24.

The winner of the runner up prize was Lori Smith. Lori is a member of the Rabun Chapter. The sweatshirt and cap was delivered to Lori by Claudia English.

Fly Rod and BVK Reel Raffle

Winston 9′, 4 piece, 4 wt., BIII-x

Boron/Graphite rod and TFO BVK I Reel

Raffle tickets are $3 each or 4 for $100. Drawing at the July 20 Rabun TU Chapter Picnic!

July 20: Annual Summer Family Picnic

June 16, 2017

July 20 (Thurs): Annual Summer Family Picnic at Kelly’s Waterfall Park, Dillard, GA. TU will provide the chicken and utensils so just bring out a covered dish and come enjoy the fellowship with your fellow Rabunites. We will also be drawing for the Rod Raffle so be sure to get your tickets!

Directions to the Park: Travel north on US-441, on the north side of Dillard turn right at the traffic light on GA-246, go about 1.7 miles, turn right on Wayfarer Lane, then go 1/4 mile to the end of the gravel road.

June 20: Chapter Meeting

June 16, 2017

June 20 (Tues): Regular monthly meeting of Rabun TU.

Join us for our regular monthly meetings every third Tuesday of the month. Our Meeting Place is at Rabun Gap Presbyterian church Fellowship Hall.

Social & Story telling (Truth or Lies) starts At 6:30 pm, then at 7:00 – Program & Meeting. The church is located just past Rabun Gap Nachoochee School at 8397 Wolffork Road, Rabun Gap, GA 30568.

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 email and to raise money to pay for our storage building. Bring an item to donate and a dollar or two for raffle tickets.

DON’T MISS OUT ON A GREAT TIME WITH FELLOW RABUNITES

 

This month offers up a unique opportunity. Our guest speaker is the new Chattooga River District Ranger of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests, Ryan
Foote. Foote began his career with the Forest Service in 1999 as a seasonal Fisheries Technician on the Lassen National Forest in California. Following his graduation with a degree in Freshwater Fisheries from Humboldt State University, Foote converted to a permanent position as a Fish Biologist where he worked for the next 13
years on restoring habitat for Spring-run Chinook salmon and steelhead habitat on public lands, while supporting efforts across the forest. In 2014, Foote moved to the Idaho Panhandle National Forest, serving as the Deputy District Ranger on the Coeur d’Alene River Ranger District. He helped lead the District in large landscape restoration efforts, managing recreation and precious metal exploration programs, and responding to large wildfire events. Most recently, Foote served as the Acting District Ranger position on the Uwharrie National Forest in central North Carolina. Ryan comes to us on Tuesday for a great evening of Q & A with the ranger. So get your questions ready and come on out to a great meeting and help other Rabunites welcome Ryan!! Social starts at 6:30 and meeting at 7pm. See you there!

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. 

 

2019 Dream Trip Raffle

The opportunity to fish with John McGarity, stay in his fabulous log cabin conveniently located between the Madison River, Yellowstone National Park and the Henry’s Fork puts you smack dab in the middle of some of the most famous trout waters in North America. Details here.

Calling All Trout Campers! Time To Apply

Trout Camp 2019 is set for June 2-7, at Tallulah Falls School, Clayton, GA! Applications due March 15.

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