Rabun TU Rod & Reel Raffle

April 13, 2015

Fly Rod and Sage Reel Raffle!

Winston 9-foot, 4-piece, 5-weight BIII-x

Boron/Graphite rod & Sage 3250 Reel

Raffle Tickets $3 each or 4 for $10

Drawing will be July 16, 2015, at the Rabun TU Chapter Picnic.

Tickets available at the monthly meetings, from Kent Wilson and other board members or swing by Crawford Art Gallery if you’re in town and need tickets.

May 30: Betty’s Creek Stream Improvement

April 13, 2015

May 30 (Sat): Betty’s Creek Stream Improvement. Getting the stream ready for Trout Camp! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED !! Contact Charlie Breithaupt if you can help.

May 19: Scouts Day at Indian Lake

April 13, 2015

Our annual Scouts Day spring fishing and cook out at Indian Lake. This takes the place of our regular monthly meeting. So everyone plan on coming and enjoying the evening with the scouts.

May 6-10: Chapter Spring Camp-Out

April 13, 2015

The campout will be held at the Cherry Hill Campground, Oconee County, SC. Campsite daily fees are $10 ($5 for codgers with a card). Make reservations online. Terry Rivers will act as camp commandant for this campout since Glenn English will be having hip surgery in April.


COOK VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! If you can commit to cooking one meal or more please let Terry know. Terry will need everyone to commit to their preferred attendance dates no later than April 20 in order to organize meal prep, etc. Each meal to cost $5 per person. So get your reservations in at Cherry Hiull then email Terry at tir1121@windstream.net with your dates and meal times that you will be joining in.

If you plan on joining get your reservations made at the Campground and for meals! The following is Terry’s plan:

If you’re planning to come to chapter camp out get in touch with Terry Rivers by April 28th with the days you will be there and meals you plan to eat. We will have only 2 meals per day breakfast & supper, lunch is on your own and snacks to take to River is your responsibility. We will try to serve supper by 5:30 PM so people can fish till dark. I will be assigning meals to people for the number of people that will be eating that meal. Chapter will provide paper products, but not drinks, also bring your own water. I will be leaving the 4th of May so please contact by 28th April then I will email you back for the meals you are responsible for. Will have cooking gear. People that plan to come for just the day and plan to eat, get in touch with me. You will be required to pay $5 bucks to the person cooking. Also If I have to purchase any paper products we will split the cost. Contact:


May 16: Rabun TU hosts Georgia TU Council Meeting

April 13, 2015

May 16 (Sat): Quarterly meeting of the Georgia TU council 9AM TO NOON. Rabun Chapter is hosting the meeting at Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church. ALL ARE WELCOME!!

Special Message from Kathy Breithaupt:

As you may know the GA Council for TU meets quarterly at different locations around the state.  This coming Saturday, May 16th,  this meeting will be hosted by the Rabun Chapter and will be held at Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church.  All Trout Unlimited members are invited to these meetings, and as Vice Chairman of the Council I want to extend a cordial invitation to you so you may see just what goes on at a Council meeting. We will begin at 9 am and adjourn at noon.

Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church

Fellowship Hall in main building

8397 Wolffork Rd, Rabun Gap, GA 30568

The church is located adjacent to Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School where we hold Trout Camp.

Hope to see you there!

Kathy  Breithaupt

Rabunite and Vice Chairman for the GA Council of Trout Unlimited 


Apr 25: 25th Anniversary Celebration of Dillard Reeves Hardware

April 13, 2015

Rabun TU will be there from 10:00 till 2:00 selling raffle tickets, talking about TU to other guests there to help Reeves celebrate their anniversary.

Apr 16: Chapter Meeting

April 4, 2015

Join us!! Don’t miss out on something GREAT!

Our Meeting Place is the TU/Scout Hut

On the third Thursday of the month.

US 76 west, the brick building located behind the Rabun County Library. Parking is available in the Rabun County Library parking lot and Rabun County Tax Office parking lot.

Fly Tying for all ages starts at 5pm

Don’t miss these opportunities to learn from Terry Rivers !! Bring your own equipment if you have it.

Then 6:30 pm – 7:00 Social & Story telling (Truth or Lies), Then at 7:00 – Program & Meeting.

Our own “Mr. Dark Thirty” Pat Hopton is our presenter.  Pat will be sharing his tips and secrets for the upcoming season for monster trout late in the evening.  Water is going to be to high to fish so you might as well come out and join others who want to talk all about fishing.

At every regular chapter meeting there will be a raffle for fishing or camping items to help pay the cost of mailing the newsletter to members without email. Bring an item to donate and a dollar or two for raffle tickets. You Might WIN something !

Prez Tammy Wins Mack Martin Rod Sweepstakes

Chapter Prez Tammy Hopton held the winning ticket at the Chapter’s annual July 11 family picnic that she won the raffle for Mack Martin’s custom-built Winston 3-weight fly rod! The rod raffle brought in more than $1,800 to support our programs. That’s a new record. We can’t thank Mack enough for his generosity in crafting and donating such a beautiful trout tickler to our Chapter.

More details here.

Fellowship and Fly Fishing

Is coming back! This program in which members would fish a local stream together was put on pause during COVID,  but Rabunite Mike Fuller is resurrecting it.  Read more!



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