Education

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Rabunite 101

Rabun TU’s Fly Fishing Seminar for Adults

For Beginners: A Rabunite 101 Primer

Periodically, the Rabun Chapter of TU offers “Rabunite 101,” a basic introductory workshop for adults interested in learning the skill of flyfishing. Most recently, twenty participants were divided into four groups of five each. The four groups rotated through stations to receive expert one-hour instruction from local TU members in casting, knot tying, entomology, and equipment.

A basic book about the sport and a cookout after classes were included in the $30 fee for the half-day seminar. Sheila Humphrey, GA DNR wildlife interpretive specialist at Smithgall Woods, taught the classes on entomology, and her husband Dave, a Federation of Fly Fishers certified instructor, was the lead casting instructor. More than 25 volunteers from the Rabun TU Chapter participated by teaching knot tying, equipment and serving lunch to the participants.

Check the chapter calendar below right for the next Rabunite 101 seminar!

Trout Camp

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Today’s Georgia Trout Campers are tomorrow’s conservation leaders.

Since 2004, the Rabun Chapter has taken a lead role in the Georgia TU Council’s summer Trout Camp for boys and girls ages twelve to fifteen. The streamside, hands-on experiences offered at Trout Camp provide more than just casting and fishing lessons, they strive to fully educate youth about the complex issues behind the restoration and protection of our streams and rivers.

Boys and Girls ages twelve to fifteen learn and practice the sport of flyfishing, study sound conservation practices and enjoy a fun and rewarding experience!

Trout Unlimited awarded its national Youth Education Leadership award to Kathy and Charlie Breithaupt in 2007 for their work with Georgia Trout Camp.

Come to Trout Camp to

Learn hands-on skills and trout fishing fundamentals:

  • Knot tying
  • Stream tactics
  • Tackle
  • Fly Casting
  • Entomology
  • Fly tying
  • Fishing on the stream
  • Stream etiquette

Learn about natural resources and conservation:

  • A visit to Burton Trout Hatchery and nearby creeks
  • The trout’s life cycle
  • Aquatic invertebrates (more bugs!)
  • Protection of trout habitat
  • Stream Dynamics/Fish stocking
  • Work project to restore habitat structures

Chapter Contributes to Chattooga DH Section Access Improvements

Parking and access to the trails going up both sides of the River got a little better this summer thanks to the USFS folks and four of the local TU chapters in Ga and SC. More details here.

 

Fellowship and Fly Fishing with Mike Fuller

First fall trip is October 11, 2017.  For more information contact Mike Fuller at david2053@windstream.net or 706-201-0138.

Make your plans now for the fall chapter campout!

Nov 1-5:Rabun Chapter TU Fall Campout At Oconee State Park, near Walhalla, SC. Reserve your own site, but all the cooking, storytelling, campfire sitting, etc will be at Site #93.  More details here.

 

No easy fix for felt!

Felt is a superior wading sole, but it’s also a transmitter of aquatic invasives. Sadly, there’s no easy fix. It’s on anglers to clean their gear thoroughly. A very important read from TU National.