Jan 19: 32nd Annual Rabun Rendezvous

November 1, 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.

Dec 11: Chapter Christmas Dinner

November 1, 2018

Dec 11 (Tues) Annual Rabun Chapter Christmas Dinner. 6:00-8:00 pm. The Rock House at the Dillard House in Dillard, GA Contact Tony or Terri Allred.

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.

Fly Rod And Sage Reel Raffle – Drawing July 19!

July 6, 2018

Mack Martin Rod Raffle

Fly Rod and Sage Reel Raffle

Winston 8 1/2 foot, 4-piece, 4 weight BII-X Custom boron/graphite rod & Sage 2230 fly reel

Raffle tickets $3 ea or 4 for $10

Drawing will be held July 19 at the Rabun Chapter Family Picnic

To purchase tickets for the custom built Winston fly rod built and donated by Mack Martin of the Atlanta Fly Fishing School, contact Pat Hopton.

To purchase tickets online using PayPal, contact Kent Wilson.

Aug 21: Monthly Chapter Meeting

July 6, 2018

Aug 21 (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: The August meeting is going to be dedicated to the revival of the Rabun Rendezvous. Over the last couple of years our attendance is down and continues to decline. Our revenue is decreasing, thus jeopardizing our mission, our Chapter, and the accomplishment of our goals.

We need everyone to bring NEW IDEAS to incorporate, to give the Rendezvous a new look and a greater appeal to our attendees.

Thanks in advance for your ideas! Ray King, Rendezvous Chair

 

July 19: Annual Rabun Chapter Family Picnic

June 1, 2018

July 19 (Thur) Annual Rabun Chapter Family Picnic (in lieu of monthly Chapter meeting)

Time: 5:00 pm – Fellowship & Dinner

7:00 pm – Drawing for the Mack Martin Rod Raffle

Where: Kelly’s Waterfall Park, at the end of Wayfarer Lane off GA Hwy 246,Dillard, GA

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A DIFFERENT DAY OF THE WEEK AND TIME OF DAY THEN WE USUALLY MEET!

There will be no “meeting” this month. Rather, you are invited to our annual Family Pic-nic! The Chapter provides the fried chicken, plates, cups, silverware, and drinks. Please bring a covered dish and a chair to sit on. This would be a great time to bring a friend and introduce them to your Chapter!

At the picnic we will draw for the winner of the Mack Martin Rod Raffle.

June 19: Chapter Meeting

May 2, 2018

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

June 2: Kids Fishing Event at Tallulah River – POSTPONED

May 2, 2018

EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO HEAVY RAINS AND FLOODING. New Date TBA soon.

June 2 (Sat) Kids Fishing Event at Tallulah River. 8:00 am—12:00 pm. Sponsored by the Rabun Chapter.

Kids Fishing Rodeo at Tallulah River Campground, Clayton, GA

8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Fish in a stocked river

Hot dog lunch with chips and drink

Win prizes

Meet Forest Service Rangers and learn about forest stewardship

ALL FREE

Children age 2-16. Registration that morning or forms are available at go.usa.gov/x532G

For more information, call 706-754-6221.

Spring Fellowship and Fly Fishing Schedule

March 16, 2018

MARCH – 21st : Tuckaseigee River delayed harvest APRIL – 3rd : Smith Creek DH

APRIL – 8th thru 13th : Shenandoah Nat. Park VA. This is a away trip and we will fish the Shenando- ah. Some will camp @ Shenandoah Hills Campgrounds and others will stay at Graves Mountain Lodge. For details call me. 706.201.0138

APRIL – 24th : Ravens Fork Cherokee Reservation.

MAY – 2nd thru 6th : This is our chapters Spring campout. We will be camping @ Oconee State Park, SC. As you know, most will target the Chattooga DH and that is all good but there are some other streams might be interesting to fish. One that comes to mind is the Chauga DH. This campout is always fun put it on your calendars.

MAY – 16th: Tallulah – Coleman Rivers JUNE 6th: Noland Creek GSMNP
JUNE – 22nd: Moccasin Creek headwaters

I hope that there are a few of the streams that interest you. The list will be added to as the year counts down. 2018 should be a fun fishing year with a lot of good fellowship and loads of fishing . Contact me (Mike Fuller) for more information!!

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Congratulations to Kathy Breithaupt

Rabunite Kathy Breithaupt has been elected as the Council Chair for Georgia Trout Unlimited. She is the first woman to hold that position. Read more 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.

 

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