Fundraisers

The Dream Trip Raffle

Each year the Rabun Chapter participates in the Georgia Council of Trout Unlimited’s “Dream Trip” raffle. The 2013 Dream Trip reaches new heights. The opportunity to fish with John McGarity and stay in his fabulous log cabin conveniently located between the Madison River, Yellowstone National Park and the Henry’s Forkputs you smack dab in the middle of some of the most famous trout waters in North America. John is the consummate trout angler, fishing almost every day of the five or six months each year he resides in Idaho. Blue Ribbon Flies in West Yellowstone checks with John for fishing reports. Having been a restauranteur, John is also an excellent cook. You will not go hungry on this trip! TU couldn’t ask for a better host and guide for this year’s Dream Trip.

Each winner receives:

  • Choice of Winston BIII-x or Sage ONE 4, 5 or 6 wt rod
  • A fly reel with Scientific Angler line
  • A fly box and flies for the trip (Approx. 5-7 dozen per box)
  • $500 total in travel expenses – travel arrangements will be the responsibility of the winners. *Fishing licenses, gratuities, and alcoholic beverages will be the responsibility of the winners during their stay.

Dream Trip raffle tickets are $10 each. There are also many runner-up prizes! Proceeds benefit TU Coldwater Conservation and Georgia Trout Camp.

For more information, see flyer (.pdf)

2011 Rod Raffle Winner

Adam Peak of Franklin, NC, won the July 12 drawing for the custom built fly rod contributed by Mack Martin and the Atlanta Fly Fishing School. The rod is a Winston 9 foot, 4 piece, 4 weight, BII-MX Boron/Graphite. With the Sage 2050 reel to go with it, the package is valued at more than $1,000.The Chapter raised $1,066 from the sale of 426 tickets for the drawing.Adam purchased the winning ticket while taking his daughter to the Tallulah River Kids Fishing Event. Adam says his father took him fishing as a boy.  Now both he and his daughter are avid trout fishers and are already planning a trip to try out the new rod.

The Rabun Rendezvous

Held annually the Saturday after the Martin Luther King Jr holiday in January at the Dillard House, the Rabun Rendezvous raises thousands of dollars annually for in local support of the Chapter’s mission to educate youth in coldwater conservation and to protect, preserve and enhance water quality and trout fisheries in Northeast Georgia.
Please visit this link for more information about the Rabun Rendezvous.

 

  • Conserve, Protect, Restore

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.