May 17-24: Rabun TU Online Auction

April 30, 2022

RABUN TU ONLINE AUCTION Dates: May 17, 2022 thru May 24, 2022

Spring is upon us and ODark Thirty fishing is just around the corner. Its been an unusual year and live events are starting to spring” up everywhere. As discussed earlier in the year, the Rabun TU Board of Directors opted for staying safe.

We will be having an ONLINE AUCTION using the same format as seen on the Dream Trip Ticket site and other TU chapter sites around the state and country.

Were finalizing the site setup now and will critique the setup over the next few days before starting live. The site will be available on or before May 9th to allow public viewing of items currently listed. This will run through the May 16th. During that time, well also be adding items if new donations are received. Continue to visit during the early period to view items and see what may have been added! You wont be able to bid on items until May 17th, when the auction actually goes live. Bidding will end on May 24.

REMEMBER: 2022 RENDEZVOUS ONLINE AUCTION” GOES LIVE MAY 17TH!!

CAN YOU STILL HELP??

Absolutely! We can always use additional items to make the event as successful as possible. Items can take the form of trips, lodging packages, artwork, sculpture, fishing items, e.g., rods, reels, flies. We have talented individuals who create fantastic handmade crafts. Please put your talents to work for the Rabun Chapter of TU.

Tell your friends about the auction. Word of mouth is some of the best advertising we can receive.

Donations! This is one area in which you can still help. Donations can take the form of trips, lodging packages, artwork, sculpture, fishing items, e.g., rods, reels, flies. The list of items is not limited to just those suggested above. We have talented individuals who create fantastic handmade crafts. Please put your talents to work for the Rabun Chapter of TU.

Some examples received to date are as follows, that will help get your creative juices flowing:

SMITHGALL WOODS – Bedroom Cottage Getaway for one night! This includes access to Catch and Re- lease fishing while relaxing in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains.

UNICOI STATE PARK AND LODGE – 2night lodging at the UNICOI lodge. CUSTOM LANDING NET crafted by RON WILSON

CUTOM BUILT BAMBOO FLY ROD”, 6’ 6”, 3Weight, with 2tips, rod sack and metal rod tube, by BILL BEACH

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FRAMED PRINT OF the COLEMAN RIVER (BLACK & WHITE), Donated by STEVE PERRY, RABUNITE

FRAMED PRINT – GARDEN OF THE LIONS”, Measures 25&1/2” 43”, Donated by STEVE PERRY,RABUNITE

DUKES CREEK FISHING TRIP FOR TWO (2) ANGLERS ON THE PRIVATE WATERS OF DUKES’ CREEK IN WHITE COUNTY, GA. Donated by the Doug Adams family and Pat & Tammy Hopton

UNICOI OUTFITTERS FISHING TRIP ON 1.5 MILES OF PRIVATE WATER AT NACOOCHEE BEND. Donated by UNICOI Outfitters, Jake Darling, Manager

CUSTOM SKINNER KNIFE & SHEATH. Donated by Dean English, RABUNITE

TEMPLE FORK OUTFITTERS PRO ii, 5 wt., 9’ fourpiece rod with rod sock and case; NTRII Machined 6061Y6 Aluminum Sealed Drag Reel. Donated by Mack Martin, Atlanta Fly Fishing School

FISHPOND THUNDERHEAD SUBMERSIBLE CHEST PACK. Donated by Reeves Outdoors, Clayton, GA. Theres a lot more!

To help advertise the items, you can help by sending a photo and writing a brief description of the item, and sending them in so we can get them posted. Send the information in a .jpg photo format or a word / text document. We can always help wordsmith” to aid in describing the item.

BTW – Separate listing with photos and descriptions coming!! Please list a minimum bid, if you have an idea!

Tell us who sent the item in and provide us with your contact information! How we can get the item so that its available to deliver to the winning bidder!

Help us in advertising for the Virtual Rendezvous. Tell your friends, send out emails, help us generate and distribute flyers!

My contact information is below. Please send me information on possible items and Ill be glad to work on getting the item listed and obtained so we can distribute to the winning bidder. We have a great group of seasoned gophers” who are willing to help collect items and get them to a central location.

RAY KING
RENDEZVOUS CHAIR
121 CREEK ROAD
OTTO, NORTH CAROLINA 27863

Home: (828) 3492786 Cell: (828) 3429563

rayking@frontier.com (Home) rking072074@gmail.com rking@tektone.com (Work)page6image40951104page6image40951296page6image40951488

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July 14: Rabun Chapter Annual Family Picnic

April 30, 2022

Fellowship begins at 5:00 pm, meal begins at 6:30 pm.

From Dillard, GA, take GA Hwy 246 about 1.7 miles. Turn right onto Wayfarer Lane. Go to the end of the road.

The Chapter will provide the fried chicken, soft drinks and ice tea, ice, plates, silverware. Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish, such as veggies, salad, chips, or a dessert. Bring a chair.

Bring a friend! See you there!

July 13 & 20 (Rain Date Aug 3): Electroshocking Chattooga River

April 30, 2022

  • Wednesday, July 13. Electroshocking Chattooga River, Spoon Auger section.
  • Wednesday, July 20. Electroshocking Chattooga River, Ellicotts Rock section.
  • Wednesday, August 3. Rain date for Electroshocking Chattooga River.

June 21: Chapter Meeting

April 30, 2022

All Chapter members and guests are invited! Tuesday, June 21
Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church, Rabun Gap, GA 6:30 pm

A graduate of North Georgia University, Landon Williams has been a fishing fanatic since early childhood. He’s already flyfished for more than 15 years and chases everything our region has to offer, from headwater specks to Dukes trophy rainbows and from river bass to Lanier stripers.

Landon will be covering the specifics of Georgia DNR’s Bass Slam and how you too can earn this achievement. You will also learn about the uniqueness of Georgia’s black basses, where to find them, and perhaps a trick or two to shorten your learning curve on this great summer endeavor.

See you there—bring a friend!

June 5-10: Georgia Trout Camp

April 30, 2022

Sunday, June 5 through Friday, June 10. GA Trout Camp. To be held at Tallulah Falls School. Contact Kathy or Charlie Breithaupt, Camp Coordinators, to learn about opportunities to volunteer. CLICK HERE for more information.

May 24: Rabun Chapter Board of Directors Meeting

April 30, 2022

Tuesday, May 24. May Rabun Chapter Board of Directors Meeting. Anyone can attend. To be held by Zoom conference call. Contact Tammy Hopton for more information.

Rabun Rendezvous Returns!

NOTE NEW DATE
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