Apr 6: Rabunite 101

March 4, 2019

Download this flyer with the registration form!

  • 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.

Mar 19: Chapter Meeting

February 4, 2019

Mar 19 (Tues) Rabun Chapter Monthly Meeting. Fellowship begins at 6:30 pm, meeting begins at 7:00 pm. Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church, Dillard, GA. Contact Kent Wilson.

Meet the Warden!

Our guest speaker will be Chad Chambers, the local GA DNR Wildlife Resources Law Enforcement Officer.

Following the speaker, Ray King will lead a discussion on what went right, and what can be improved upon, for the 2019 Rabun Rendezvous. If you prefer to provide written comments on the Rendezvous, email Ray King.

Also, due to National TU changing the fiscal year of the organization to begin March 1, we will have an election of Chapter officers. The Board nominates the current, existing Officers for the one year period beginning

March, 2019 to March, 2020. The Board will entertain other nominations for Officers, and then a vote will be held.

All Chapter members and guests are invited to attend the monthly Chapter meeting!


Mar 15: Trout Camp (June 2-7) 2019 – Application Deadline!

January 4, 2018

Where: Tallulah Falls School, Clayton, Georgia
When: June 2-7, 2019 (Sunday – Friday)
Boys and Girls, 13-15 Years Old

Calling all Trout Campers!

  • Learn and Practice the Sport of Fly Fishing
  • Study Sound Conservation Practices
  • Enjoy a Fun and Rewarding Experience

A brochure describing camp activities is available: 2019 Trout Camp Brochure

What will campers be doing? Here is the 2018 Daily Schedule. Location for the 2018 Trout Camp stream restoration project TBA.

What to bring to Trout Camp? What to Bring to Camp

Applications:

Trout Camp applicant: Trout Camp 2019 Application
Trout Camp Mentors Application/Background Check process: 

Camp Mentor Application/Background Check: Georgia Trout Camp Mentors – Background Check Informaton 2018 and Sexual_Abuse_Policy

Young Mentors (Trout Camp graduates ages 15-18): Young Mentor Application

Mail applications to:

Charlie Breithaupt, GA Trout Camp Coordinator
194 Kitchins Lane
Clayton, GA 30525

Deadline for applying: Set by each Chapter – Check with your local TU Chapter for details.

The application and payment must be in the Camp Director’s office by March 15, 2019.

 

Apr 6: Rabunite 101!

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. More info here. 

 

2019 Dream Trip Raffle

The opportunity to fish with John McGarity, stay in his fabulous log cabin conveniently located between the Madison River, Yellowstone National Park and the Henry’s Fork puts you smack dab in the middle of some of the most famous trout waters in North America. Details here.

Calling All Trout Campers! Time To Apply

Trout Camp 2019 is set for June 2-7, at Tallulah Falls School, Clayton, GA! Applications due March 15.

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