Jan 20, 2024: 37th Annual Rabun Rendezvous

September 13, 2023

Saturday, Jan 20, 2024. 37th Annual Rabun Rendezvous. Dillard House Conference Center, Dillard, GA.

Nov 8-12: Chapter Fall Campout

September 13, 2023

Wednesday, Nov 8 to Sunday, Nov 12. Annual Rabun Chapter Fall Campout. Oconee State Park. Make your own campsite reservations. Meals will be communal at Campsite 91. Contact Terry Rivers to sign up to cook a meal.

Oct 17: Chapter Meeting – “Rabunite 201”

September 13, 2023

Tuesday, Oct 17. Rabun Chapter Monthly Meeting. Program will be “Rabunite 201”. To be held at 6:00 pm at the Hatch Camp and Art Farm, just off Warwoman Road. Rabun Chapter “old-timers” will mentor Chapter “new-timers” while fishing the private trophy waters of Warwoman Creek. See the October Issue of Tightlines for more information.

Sept 19: Chapter Meeting “Casting and Cold Cuts”

September 13, 2023

Tuesday, September 19—”Casting and Cold Cuts”

Join us at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, September 19 for “Casting and Cold Cuts” at the Rabun County Park pond. The park is on Rabun County Park Road just off Highway 441, south of the high school. Grab a sammich provided by the Chapter and tune into Prez Tammy’s brief chapter news. Then tune up your flycasting skills for the fall fishing season. You can practice pondside with in- struction from some chapter vets if you desire. A limited number of loaner rods are available, too for prospective fly flingers.

Think you’re already good at this casting gig? Then you competitive folks can sign up for Trey’s casting contest in the field adjacent to the pond.

Not into casting? No problem. We’ve rented the two pondside picnic shelters from 6 to 8PM. Bring a lawn chair and some bug spray and just hang out with your old and new Rabunite buddies. Swap fish stories from your summer trips “out yonder” or plan new ones for fall.

RSVP’s welcomed, but not required. They’ll help us to buy enough vittles. Call or text Jeff at 706-892-6576 NLT 9/18.

Aug 22: Annual Chattooga River Electroshocking Fish Survey

July 4, 2023

Tuesday, Aug 22. Annual Chattooga River Electroshocking Fish Survey. This year the Ellicotts Rock section will be sampled. Be aware this is a 3 mile hike in and out, carrying gear, water, and food. Meet at the Burrells Ford bridge at 8:00 am. Rain date will be Aug 29.

July 11: Rabun Chapter Annual Family Picnic

May 13, 2023

Tuesday, July 11—Annual Family Picnic

Time: Beginning at 5:00 pm – Fellowship, Dinner, and Drawing for Rod Where: Kelly’s Waterfall Park, Dillard, GA
From Dillard, GA take GA Hwy 246 North for 1.8 miles. Turn right onto Wayfarer Lane.

Go to the end of the road.

There will be no “meeting” this month. Rather, you are invited to our annual Family Picnic! The Chapter provides the fried chicken, plates, cups, silverware, and drinks. Please bring a covered dish of food and a chair to sit on. This would be a great time to bring a friend and introduce them to your Chapter!

At the picnic we will draw for the winner of the Mack Martin Rod Sweepstakes. There’s still time to buy your tickets!

June 20: Monthly Chapter Meeting

May 13, 2023

Tuesday, June 20.

Fellowship Hall of Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church 8397 Wolffork Road, Rabun Gap, GA Fellowship starts at 6:30 pm, Program starts at 7:00 pm

“Brookies, Backcountry, and Baby”

Presented by Sarah Baker, Fisheries Biologist , GA Department of Natural Resources

From documenting brookie populations, to hiking some of north Georgia’s most remote ridges, to welcoming a daughter to the world, Sarah Baker with DNR Fisheries has had plenty of projects to tackle since she last spoke with Rabun TU.

June 14: Chapter Fishing Trip

May 13, 2023

Wednesday, June 14. Chapter Fishing Trip. Straight Fork in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Meet at the Piggly Wiggly parking lot in Dillard at 6:30 am.

You Are Invited to the June Chapter Fishing Trip!

After talking to some of our chapter members, it is time to saddle up and head to the stream. The Straight Fork in the GSMNP will be a good one to do some native trout fishing. There are rainbows, some browns and maybe some native brook trout in the mix. The access points are easy and not too difficult to get in and out of The Straight Fork. The entrance is located right beside and just a little ways past the Cherokee Indian Reservation fish hatchery. The Straight Fork is the stream that feeds the Hatchery. The stream will be on your right as you go through the entrance. Wednesday June 14th. Meet at the Piggly Wiggly lot in Dillard. We can car pool if you would like. Time is 6:30 AM. I would suggest bring a sandwich or two and drinks. I will have a cooler and some ice but my cooler is not too big. You will need a Park fishing license or a NC fishing license. I need a head count. Please call me @ 706-201-0138 or email me @ david2053@windstream.net. Please be familiar with all the regulations for fishing in the GSMNP.

Check this out

Thanks, Mike Fuller

May 18: NEW DATE Work Project, Upper Reed Creek

February 4, 2023

NEW DATE: Thursday, May 18. Stream Conservation Project. Upper Reed Creek. Meet at the Dou- ble Bit Dispersed camping area located off the Burrells Ford Road at 8:30 am. This is the re-scheduled event from the April 27 project that was postponed due to rain. We need volunteers! Contact Steve Perry or see page 4 for more information.

We will be working under the supervision of the US Forest Service and GA Department of Natural Resources to construct new stream structures and perform maintenance on existing stream structures in Reed and Heddon Creeks. We will meet at 8:30 am at the “Double Bit” dispersed camping area, located alongside Reed Creek just off the Burrells Ford Road.

Directions to the work project:

  • From Clayton, GA take Warwoman Road (next to Ingles) approximately 13 miles to the intersection with GA Hwy 28.
  • Turn right onto GA Hwy 28 and go approximately 1.7 to Burrells Ford Road (FS Road 646) on your left.
  • Turn left onto Burrells Ford Road. This road is a fairly well-maintained gravel road. Go approximately 5 miles to a woods road on your left. This road will be marked with a TU sign.
  • Turn left onto this woods road and go 100 yards to the parking area. This woods road is rough and there is a shallow ford in the road. You may also park on the Burrells Ford Road and walk to the work project along the woods road.Contact Steve Perry, Conservation Team Leader, if you need more information.

May 16: Chapter Meeting/Cook-Out and Fishing

February 4, 2023

Hot Dog Cookout and Fishing on “The River” Organized by Charlie and Kathy Breithaupt

Parking Area on Georgia side of Burrell’s Ford bridge

Fellowship, meal, and meeting starts at 6:00 pm with fishing before and after the meal

Several years ago the Rabunites decided to have the May Chapter meeting at a time and place so we could all FISH!!! Our next meeting will be Tuesday May 16 the parking lot on the Georgia side of Burrell’s Ford on the Chattooga River. We will serve hot dogs for all and maybe have a BRIEF meeting. You can fish before or after the meal, or even better both! Bring a chair and a side dish and enjoy a beautiful evening on “The Riv- er” with The Rabunites.

We must have a head count so we know how many hot dogs to cook. Please email Kathy & Charlie Breithaupt at knc615@windstream.net and let them know if you are com- ing.

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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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