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!

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