Jan 30, 2016: Rabun Rendezvous RESCHEDULED

September 13, 2015

Where: The “New” Dillard House Conference Center, located behind the Dillard House in Dillard, Georgia
Who: The more the better. Everyone interested in protecting our cold water resources, including their families, friends, and all who love clean, cold streams, trout, and trout fishing.
Social: About 5 o’clock PM folks will start gathering to “pick the pig” and enjoy the rocking chairs on the porch of the Conference Center. There will be snack trays of cheeses, crackers, veggies with dips, and fruits. Soft drinks and ice will be available. If you want something stronger, better bring it yourself. (BYOB).
There will also be a fire inside to warm your buns. The Foxfire Boys with their famous bluegrass music will begin at 5 pm.

Dinner: Fish, chicken, and pork with all the side dishes and desserts that have made the Dillard House so famous will be served about t6:30. It’s a serve yourself buffet, so you will not leave hungry.

Cost: $33 for adults, $25 for those under age 15. Cash, checks, VISA, or MasterCard. We don’t do advanced tickets; just pay at the door.

Lodging: The Dillard House has set special rates for rooms starting at $69 (plus tax) for those who call and tell them you’re attending the Trout Unlimited Rabun Rendezvous.Call 706-746-5348 or toll free at 1-800-541-0671. Check out the Dillard House website here. Also Mountain Aire Cottages on North Main Street in Clayton is giving special rates for TU folks. Call them at 706-782-9568. You can view their website here.
IanCharity-e1439409424912Program presenters: Ian and Charity Rutter, R&R Fly Fishing. Ian and Charity are based in Townsend, TN. They offer premier guide services specializing in the Great Smoky Mountains and East Tennessee and have published five books on “Fishing the Smokies.” They are great presenters and highlight their programs with beautiful photography and video. Come spend the evening with Ian and Charity. Please click on the link here to find out more about R&R Fly Fishing.

Dec 8: Christmas Dinner

September 13, 2015

Dec. 8 (Tues) Christmas Dinner

Rabun Manor starting at 6pm. Dinner will be at 6:30 PM. The cost is the same as last year, $25.00 per person plus tax & gratuity. We will have a open Bar. Our dinner will consist of two appetizer choices, three entrée choices, and two dessert choices. Please make your reservation with our Prez, Steve Perry by phone at cell- 828-371-1633 or by email at flygide@gmail.com! Don’t miss out on this great meal and fellowship time with other Rabunites.

Nov 4-8: Fall Campout!

September 13, 2015

Nov. 4 – 8 (Wed – Sun) FALL CAMPOUT!! Kathy Breithaupt coordinating. Will need volunteer chefs for each breakfast and supper meal. Meal’s will be $5.00 per person per meal.

We’ll camp at Oconee State Park just across the Chattooga River in SC…near the DH section of the Chattooga which begins on Nov 1st.   Site reservations can be made on line.  We’ll cook and eat together for breakfast and supper beginning Wednesday, Nov 4th with supper.  Last meal…Sunday (Nov 8) breakfast. You’re on your own for lunch.  Our main campsite will be #82. http://southcarolinaparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/map_of_Oconee/r/campgroundMap.do?contractCode=SC&parkId=10321&selectedSiteRb=3924

So far we have the following meals planned:  Breakfast Thursday…Jimmy Whiten & Phil Upchurch;  Supper Thursday…Larry Walker;  Friday supper…Kathy & Charlie;  Sunday breakfast…Kathy & Charlie

We need to have the following meals covered: Wed supper; Friday breakfast; Sat breakfast; Sat supper.   If you are coming and willing to prepare a meal, please let us know.  If you are coming just to eat let us know so we can have an accurate head count for each meal.  If you eat but don’t cook, you will owe $5/meal to the cook.

To reserve your place at the table for any meal please email us @ …..  knc615@windstream.net

Please let us hear from you as soon as possible so we can finalize our plans. It’s always a good time.

See you on the river!


Contact Kathy at knc615 (at) windstream.net , or at 706-782- 6954.

Oct 15: Chapter Meeting

September 13, 2015

Oct. 15 (Thurs) Regular monthly meeting. Details of meeting to come.

Sept 26: Outdoor Adventure Day at Unicoi

September 13, 2015

Sept 26 (Sat) Go ahead and get it on your calendar to save the date for Outdoor Adventure Day at Unicoi State Park !

Sept 19: “Tie 1 On” at Bass Pro Shop

September 13, 2015

Sept. 19 (Sat) “Tie-1-On” Bass Pro Shop. Volunteers needed. Contact Terry Rivers.

Nov 19: Chapter Meeting

September 12, 2015

Steve HudsonNov. 19 (Thurs)  Regular monthly meeting, still at Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church. Social starts at 6:30 and Meeting at 7 pm. This month we have a presentation from a Rabunite favorite Steve Hudson.  Steve has an awesome new program he will be sharing with us called “The Line on Leaders.” Every flyfisher uses leaders, and there are many different types to choose from. But which leader is the best one to use? What length? What size? What type? And how to do set up that leader once you’ve made your choice? This program will answer those questions. We’ll explore the pluses and minuses of various leader types, and we’ll see how to set up leaders for a variety of fishing situations. We’ll even look at how you can make several different types of leaders yourself! Don’t miss out on this very informative meeting.  Bring and item and a dollar or two for our monthly raffle.

Rabun Rendezvous Returns!

Saturday. February 18, 2023

Dillard House Conference Center. Pig Pickin’ starts at 4:30 pm, Dinner at 6:30 pm. Read more.



Rabun TU Supports Smithgall Woods Regional Education Center

Smithgall Woods Regional Education Center offers programs for students of all ages in cooperation with the Georgia DNR& Wildlife Resources Division, State Parks and Historic Sites Division, and Pioneer RESA. Teacher workshops are held to help teachers learn more about North Georgia’s ecosystems and the unique opportunities available at Smithgall Woods. Learn More


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Call to Action! Attention All Rabunites!

If you are out fishing and see a stream conservation need (erosion control, bank restoration, trout structure maintenance, etc), contact the Georgia Council. Details here.


Rabun TU Supports Casting for Recovery

Casting for Recovery (CfR) provides healing outdoor retreats for women with breast cancer, at no cost to the participants. CfR’s retreats offer opportunities for women to find inspiration, discover renewed energy for life, and experience healing connections with other women and nature.

For more information check out their website: www.castingforrecovery.org