May 31 – June 5: Georgia Trout Camp -CANCELED

March 4, 2020

More info here!

April 29-May 3:Rabun Chapter Spring Campout – CANCELED

March 4, 2020

Wed Apr 29 – Sun May 3 at Oconee State Park, Mountain Rest, SC. See page 7 for more information. Contact Terry Rivers.

Details: The Chapter will use Site #93 in the Wooded Loop as the “gathering spot”. Meals will be taken there along 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. You may even be treated to some cowboy poetry by Pat and Charlie!

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

For more information, or to sign up to cook a meal, contact the Campout Host Terry Rivers.

Apr 21: Scouts Appreciation Cookout and Fishing Event CANCELED

March 4, 2020

Apr 21 (Tues) Scouts Appreciation Dinner and Fishing Event. Fishing begins at 4:00 pm, supper begins at 6:00 pm. Indian Lake Picnic Area at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School. Contact Jimmy Whiten.

Mark your calendars for the annual Scout Cookout which will be held on April 21st at Indian Lake on the campus of Rabun Gap Nacoochee School. The scouts in attendance will not only enjoy grilled hotdogs and hamburgers, but also an opportunity to hone their angling skills while working up and appetite. We always have a great time with our local scouts who bring high energy, big appetites and lots of enthusiasm with them.

Apr 18: Women’s Fly Fishing Clinic – CANCELED

March 4, 2020

Due to concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic, this program has been canceled. Please contact Michele Crawford at mcrawfordtu@windstream.net for more information

Saturday April 18

10:00 am—3:00 pm at the Delayed Harvest section of Smith Creek, Unicoi State Park. See pages 4 and 5 for more information. Contact Michele Crawford or Tammy Hopton.

Calling All Ladies!

The Rabun Chapter Trout Unlimited Ladies Fly-Fishing Clinic is the perfect time to act on your desire to learn how to fly fish for trout.

* Saturday, April 18 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

* To be held at the Delayed Harvest section of Smith Creek, Unicoi State Park.

* Cost is $30 per participant. Don’t forget to buy your fishing license!

Each lady participant will be paired with a fishing guide that will work with you throughout the day to learn the basics of fly fishing. Waders and rods will be provided.

The morning will begin with some casting demonstrations with your personal guide (if needed) then fishing until 1:00pm with your personal guide. Your guide will work hands on in the water with you. You will learn casting techniques, fly selection, reading the water, catching and releasing.

After fishing, from 1:00 until 2:30 enjoy fellowship with the other ladies and guides along with a great lunch and creekside fire.

When you sign up, we will get your boot and pant size so you will be fitted with waders and boots on Saturday morning.

This is a rain or shine event. There is no rain date should this event have to be canceled due to extremely stormy dangerous weather. If we have to cancel you will have first opportunity to sign up for our fall event.

For more info or to sign up email Michele Crawford at mcrawfordtu@windstream.net

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New Kiosks at Burrell’s Ford

The Rabun Chapter recently donated funds to help pay for a new kiosk to be located at the Burrells Ford Bridge, near the trailhead to Ellicotts Rock. The kiosk will encourage visitors to practice “Leave No Trace” outdoor recreation. Read more here.