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!


Feb 19: Chapter Meeting

January 4, 2019

Feb 19 (Tues) Monthly Chapter Meeting. 6:30 pm at Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church in Rabun Gap, GA. Contact Kent Wilson.

Feb 9: Annual Chapter Planning Meeting

January 4, 2019

Feb 9 (Sat) Annual Planning Meeting. 8:30 am at Steve Perry’s house in Sky Valley, GA Anyone can attend. Contact Kent Wilson.

You are invited to provide your input into what the Rabun Chapter plans to accomplish during the upcoming year. At the Annual Planning meeting, which is to be held Saturday, Feb 9, at 8:30 am at Steve Perry’s house in Sky Valley GA, the Chapter leaders and members discusses, approves, and allocates funds for the projects and priorities of the Chapter for 2019.

Any Chapter member may attend the Planning Meeting. You may provide input into existing projects and propose new projects. Be prepared show how your input would meet our Chapter mission, including the goals and objectives of Trout Unlimited. Final projects will be approved by the Voting Leaders as shown on Page 14.

For more information, contact Kent Wilson. Please RSVP Elizabeth Perry or Steve Perry if you plan to attend.

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Feb 2: Chapter Annual Planning Meeting

December 3, 2018

Feb 2 (Sat) Annual Planning Meeting. 8:00 am at the Dillard House Restaurant in Dillard, GA Anyone can attend. Contact Kent Wilson.

Jan 19: 32nd Annual Rabun Rendezvous

December 3, 2018

The Rabun Chapter of Trout Unlimited proudly presents A Celebration of Rivers, Streams, Trout, and Trout Fishing!

Please join us for the 32nd 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 19, 2019. Please note change of date from previous years.
WHERE: The Dillard House Conference Center, located behind the Dillard House Restaurant in Dillard, GA.

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

SOCIAL: Doors open at 3:00 pm. Around 4:30 pm folks will start gathering to “pick the pig” and enjoy therocking chairs on the porch of the Conference Center. There will snack trays of chees, crackers, veggies with dip, and fruit. Soft drinks and ice will available. There will be a nice fire inside to warm your buns. Please note the earlier start time from previous years.

The Foxfire Boys will again provide their ‘down home’ style of bluegrass picking and singing for your enjoyment from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. CD’s will be available for purchase.

Raffle and silent auction items will be available for your chance of purchase. We welcome donations of raffle and auction items!

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

Please note there will be no guest speaker this year. For this reason, we anticipate concluding the Rendezvous at an earlier time than previous years.

COST: $35 for adults and $25 for youth age 15 and younger. Cash, check, VISA or MasterCard are accepted. Pay at the door when you arrive.

LODGING: The Dillard House has set special rates for rooms starting at $79 (plus tax) for those that make reservation and say they are attending the Trout Unlimited Rabun Rendezvous.

The 2018 Rabun Rendezvous provided financial support for the following: GA Council Youth Trout Camp; Sponsoring youth to attend Trout Camp; GA Department of Natural Resources Smithgall Woods ConservationEducation Program; US Forest Service Kid’s Fishing Event at Tallulah River; Fly-Fishing 101 educational event; Helicopter stocking program; In-stream habitat improvement on a brook trout stream; Casting for Recovery; FlyFishing for Vets; National TU’s Youth Education, First Cast, Embrace-A-Stream, Griffiths Circle, and Southeast Lands program; GA Council Conservation fund; and providing Trout magazine subscriptions to all Rabun County schools, public libraries, and Tallulah Gorge State Park.

Jan 15: Chapter Meeting

December 3, 2018

Jan 15 (Tues) Monthly Chapter Meeting. 6:30 pm at Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church in Rabun Gap, GA. Contact Kent Wilson.

Featured speaker is Zach Moran, Trout Biologist for Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

If you have donations for the Rabun Rendezvous, please bring them to the meeting.

Dec 11: Chapter Christmas Dinner

November 1, 2018

Dec 11 (Tues) Annual Rabun Chapter Christmas Dinner. 6:00-8:00 pm.

Who: All Chapter members and guests! When: Tuesday, Dec 11

Where: The Rock House, located at the Dillard House, Dillard, GA

Time: 6:00 pm
Cost: $35 per person
Please RSVP to Tony or Terri Allred by 12/3/18

 

Oct 16: Chapter Meeting

September 10, 2018

Fellowship begins at 6:30 pm, meeting begins at 7:00 pm. Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church, Dillard, GA.
Contact Kent Wilson.

Meeting Topic: Discussion on Amendment One: the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment.

A representative from the Conservation Fund will present a review of Amendment One, the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment, which is to be presented on the ballot on November 6.

Sept 18: Chapter Meeting

August 6, 2018

Sept 18 (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.

Meeting Topic: Bluelining for Wild Trout

A north Georgia native, Wes McRlroy is a self/proclaimed fly fishing addict, and is always trying to soak up as much knowledge of the sport as he can. Wes enjoys fishing for wild trout in the headwater streams of the southern Appalachian mountains, and for bass and stripers in the rivers and lakes of Georgia. Wes is the assistant manager and a guide at Unicoi Outfitters in Helen, Georgia.

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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