Nov 16: Chapter Meeting

November 7, 2021

November, 2021 Rabun Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, Nov 16 at 7:00 pm
“Ranger Roundup” by Ryan Foote and Len Kring

Rabun TU’s November program will be “Ranger Roundup.” Our US Forest Service district ranger, Ryan Foote, will bring us up to speed on co-op projects near and dear to Rabunite hearts, from the Tallulah fishing pier to erosion control projects. He might also have some news on other projects and programs of interest to us. Lastly, he’ll set aside some time for a Q&A session with y’all. Breaking news: special guest star, new Chattahoochee Forest wildlife biologist Len Kring will join us!

So Zoom in from your comfy chair on Tuesday (11/16) at 7PM and find out some new federal happenings that affect your trout waters. The Zoom invite follows:

Topic: Rabun TU Chapter Program

Time: Nov 16, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Cana- da)

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Oct 19: Chapter Meeting

October 14, 2021

October, 2021 Rabun Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, Oct 19 at 7:00 pm

“Rabunites Descend on Alaska” by Kent Wilson and Larry Walker

Please join us online at 7PM on Tuesday (10/19) for our monthly program. This one’s a real good’un!

Chapter members Kent and Larry will report on their group’s recent trip to the salmonid holy waters of Alaska. Join in from the comfort of your easy chair via Zoom and enjoy their pics, tales, tips, and possibly some fibs. You’ll be entertained, and might even get some great intel to help you plan your own trip of a lifetime. Personally, I gotta know more about Larry’s hot “fly!”

Zoom meeting info follows.

Topic: Rabun TU Chapter Program

Time: Oct 19, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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There will be NO Chapter Family Picnic, monthly meetings, or any other Chapter activities during the months of July and August, 2021.

July 12, 2021

We hope to see you in September!

No May 2021 Chapter Meeting. Go fishing instead! Yee Haaaa!!!!!

May 11, 2021

Feb 16: Chapter Meeting

February 7, 2021

February, 2021 Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, Feb 16 at 7:00 pm
Meeting by Zoom: “Hope Springs Eternal” by Steve Hudson

For the Rabun TU’s February 16 zoom program flyfishing author and instructor Steve Hudson reunites (virtually) with his Rabunite buddies at 7:00 pm for “Hope Springs Eternal.” Zoom in as Steve prepares us for the spring fishing season. He’ll share some tips and techniques to make us more effective during our own hydrotherapy sessions.

Tying fans may also like to zoom into Steve’s popular Saturday morning tying lessons. They’ve kept a lot of fisherfolks sane and entertained through their extended season of sheltering. Learn more and sign up here:

The program will start at 7:00 pm, but we’ll open up the Zoom room at 6:45 so folks can get settled in.

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Let’s have a big turnout! See you then!

March Chapter Meeting Sneak Peek

February 7, 2021

A Sneak Peek into the March Rabun Chapter Meeting

Topic: New Ways to Make A Difference, Emerging TU Tools to Help Conserve, Protect and Restore Trout in Georgia

Presenters: Jeff Wright, TU Southeast Coordinator and Sarah Baker, GA DNR Trout Biologist

The last year has been difficult for TU members throughout the country. With many traditional activities still on hold, people are looking for new ways to get on the water and do something to support their favorite rivers and streams. TU’s Southeast Coordinator, Jeff Wright, and GADNR’s Sarah Baker will join us to discuss how just about anyone can use TU’s Community Science program to do just that. Our emerging app-based surveys, includ- ing Sedimentation Survey, the RIVERS app and a pilot program in Georgia called TroutFinder, give anyone with a smartphone the power to become a data collector and provide input into future conservation projects. Whether you just want to know how to report river issues when you see them or you are interested in a more in-depth, hands-on way to help, this talk will provide new opportunities for every volunteer to make a difference.

BIO: Jeff Wright is TU’s Southeast Coordinator. In this role, he focuses on project management, implementation and engaging volunteers in key focal areas in the Southeast. He also assists grassroots members with various issues. Jeff’s passion for conservation and the outdoors stems from a childhood hunting, fishing, and generally running around exploring wild places of Missouri. He continued to develop an outdoor ethic through college, earning both a bachelor’s and master’s in biology, and has worked or volunteered in various conservation roles. Jeff combines this education with over a decade of experience working and volunteering in education, leadership development, and nonprofit management to support TU in the Southeast.

BIO: Sarah Baker is GA DNR’s Trout Biologist. She developed a passion for trout while conducting research as an undergraduate at The College of Idaho. She has been tromping through streams with electricity for the past 8 years in search of answers related to salmonid population dynamics, habitat utilization, riparian restoration, and nonnative species interaction. She has fallen in love with Georgia’s mountain streams (rhododendron and all) and flings flies into them every Saturday that she can.

Jan 19: Chapter Meeting

December 13, 2020

7 PM


Rabun TU’s January 19 zoom program will be “Taking Better Fishing Fotos” by longtime chapter friend and commercial photographer David Cannon.

David’s pics and stories, from the Amazon to Alaska, are now seen in national magazines and cata- logs from Cabelas to Gray’s Sporting Journal. His latest work is a Georgia photo spread in the Nov/ Dec 2020 edition of American Fly Fishing Magazine. David’s second edition of Fly Fishing Georgia is expected to hit bookstore shelves next year. David gave us this program a decade ago and I’ve invited him back for a “new and improved” session on Fish Pics 101. If you want to take great fish pics, don’t miss it!

The program will start at 7pm, but we’ll open up the Zoom room at 645 so folks can get settled in.

Zoom meeting ID and password here:

Meeting ID: 880 0710 1363 Passcode: 638273

Nov 17: Chapter Meeting

November 11, 2020

“Tips and Tricks from the Chattooga River Fly Shop”Tuesday, Nov 17 at 7:00 pm

To be held using Zoom video conferencing.

Please join our November Zoom program as Chattooga River Fly Shop owners Karl and Karen give us some hot tips for fishing the upstate (including our favorite bor- der river!) and update us on the latest & greatest fly- fishing equipment and supplies at their shop.

Remember that they’re just 15 minutes East of the Highway 28 Bridge and can save your fishing trip ifyou’ve forgotten some vital trinkets!

Zoom in with us at 7pm on the 17th.
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Meeting ID: 813 3505 7261 Passcode: 778963

July 21: Chapter Meeting (via Zoom)

July 8, 2020

July 21 (Tues) Rabun Chapter Monthly Meeting. 7:00 pm by Zoom conferencing. Final program details and a meeting password will come soon. Contact Jeff Durniak.

Meet Your Game Warden”

Tuesday, July 21 at 7:00 pm

To be held using Zoom video conferencing.

The GA Department of Natural Resource’s new Rabun County game warden is Ethan Franklin. He’s got a great pedigree! A native of Habersham County, Ethan has done DNR tours as a brook trout intern for Leon Brotherton, a wildlife technician, and finally as a DNR Law Enforcement officer. And his mom, Shari, was Jeff Durniak’s office manager.

Come and learn more about Ethan’s hunting and fishing heritage, his commitment to conservation, and his desire to have your eyes and ears helping him to protect our natural resources.

Final program details and a meeting password will come soon, so consider joining our video conference and virtually reuniting as Rabunites.

July 16: Rabun Chapter Annual Family Picnic – CANCELED

May 12, 2020

July 16 (Thur) Rabun Chapter Annual Family Picnic. 6:30 pm at Kellys Water Fall Park in Dillard, GA. CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19.

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New Kiosks at Burrell’s Ford

The Rabun Chapter recently donated funds to help pay for a new kiosk to be located at the Burrells Ford Bridge, near the trailhead to Ellicotts Rock. Read more.



Read Your Chapter Newsletter

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.


Delayed Harvest Trout Fishing Streams: Open Nov. 1

Beginning in November, trout fishing on Georgia’s delayed harvest trout streams will be in full swing, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). Read more.


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