Plan now for the Rabun Rendezvous, January 20!

January 4, 2018

The Rabun Chapter of Trout Unlimited proudly presents…

A Celebration Of Rivers, Streams, Trout, and Trout Fishing.

Please Join Us for the 31st Annual Rabun Rendezvous

“The Rendezvous was unlike anything before or since, a gathering of uninhibited men down from the mountains. The event attracted perhaps a hundred mountain men, their indian wives, and assorted visiting tribesmen. Amusements included gambling, drinking, storytelling – continuing day and night.”
Quote from The Mountain Men by George Laycock

When: Saturday, January 20, 2018

Where: The Dillard House Conference Center, located behind the Dillard House in Dillard, Georgia.

Who: The more the better. Everyone interested in protecting our cold-water resources, including their families, friends, and all who love clean cold streams, trout, and trout fishing.

Social: About 5 o’clock PM folks will start gathering to “pick the pig” and enjoy the rocking chairs on the porch of the Conference Center. There will be snack trays of cheeses, crackers, and fruits. Soft drinks and ice will be available. If you want something stronger, better bring it yourself. There will be a fire inside to warm your buns.

The Foxfire Boys will generously provide their ‘down home’ style of bluegrass picking and singing for your musical entertainment. Don’t forget to ask about their CDs, which will be available.

The large screen TV will be showing the Rabunites trout fishing some of their favorite ‘secret spots’. This will be the ideal time to be looking over the raffle and silent auction items.
We welcome donations of raffle and auction items at the door, fellow TU’ers.

Dinner: Fish, chicken, and pork with all the side dishes and desserts that have made the Dillard House so famous, will be served about 6:30. It is a serve yourself buffet, so you will not leave hungry.

Program presenter will be Jim Casada, an outdoor writer and inaugural inductee into the Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians Hall of Fame, among many other honors! http://jimcasadaoutdoors.com

Cost: $35 for adults and $25 for youth of 15 and under. Cash, checks, VISA or MasterCard. We don’t do advanced tickets, just pay at the door.

Lodging: The Dillard House has set special rates for rooms starting at $79 (plus tax) for those that call and tell them you’re attending the Trout Unlimited Rabun Rendezvous. Call: 706-746-5348 or Toll Free 1-800-541-0671. Also Mountain Aire Cottages on North Main Street in Clayton is a good source for lodging. Call them at 706-782-9568.

The 2017 Rabun Rendezvous provided funds for: Georgia Trout Camp, Smithgall Woods Conservation Education Program, USFS Kid’s fishing event at the Tallulah River, UGA Coldwater Research Endowment fund, construction of a handicap accessible fishing pier on the Tallulah River, Casting for Recovery and Fly Fishing for Vet’s Project Healing Waters, TU National First Cast, Embrace-A- Stream, Southeast Land programs, GA Council of TU statewide conservation program. We provided equipment and manpower for the Chattooga River clean-up day, and In-stream habitat improvement workday with USFA on a brook trout stream in Rabun County.

We hope to see you there!

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