Apr 6: Rabunite 101

March 4, 2019

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  • 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 (male and female 16 years and older).  The seminar will cover equipment, casting, knots and entomology (the bugs we imitate for fish to eat).      

Instructors include Federation of Fly Fishing Certified Instructors and other experts for a  hands-on learning experience that will be helpful and fun.

WHAT:        Beginning Fly-Fishing Seminar  “Rabunite 101” 

WHEN:        Saturday – April 6, 2019     8:30 am until 1:00 pm 

WHERE:    Clayton Methodist Creative Learning Center/ Gym  
205 Ministry Mountain Drive, Clayton, GA  30525  (off old hwy 441 behind the radio station)     

HOW MUCH?  Cost is only $25         

WANT TO SIGN UP???  FIRST COME FIRST SERVED!   

The session is limited to 28 participants.

Apr 24-28: Rabun Chapter Spring Campout

March 4, 2019

April 24-28 (Wed-Sun). Rabun Chapter Spring Campout. Oconee State Park, Mountain Rest, SC. Contact Charlie or Kathy Briethaupt.

When: Wednesday April 24 through Sunday April 28 Where: Oconee State Park, Mountain Rest, SC

Who: All Chapter members and guests are invited! Bring a friend!

Details: The Chapter will use Site #93 in the WoodedLoop as the “gathering spot”. Meals will be taken therealong with story telling around the campfire at night.

Campers should contact the Park and make their own campsite reservations. There are a variety of sites available, including sites with full hookups.

We will eat breakfast and supper together at Site #93. Lunch is on your own. If you sign up to cook a meal then all meals are free of charge to you. If you do not cook a meal, then pay the cook $5.00 for each meal that you eat. What a deal! The Chapter will provide stoves, paper plates, silverware, cups.

Even if you don’t camp, come by to eat a meal or sit around the campfire!

On Friday, April 26 at 6:30 pm, the Board of Directors will hold the monthly BOD meeting around the campfire. Everyone is encouraged to attend and provide your input into the Chapter activities.

During the day you may explore the Park, hike to scenic waterfalls, photograph spring wild- flowers, visit nearby Cashiers, NC, or fish the many streams in the Tri-State area. Remem- ber to carry the appropriate State fishing license!

For more information, or to sign up to cook a meal, contact the Campout Hosts Charlie or Kathy Briehaupt.

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