Apr 27: Work Project, Upper Reed Creek

February 4, 2023

April 27 (Thur) Stream Conservation Work Project. Upper Reed Creek. More details to come.

Apr 26-30: Chapter Spring Campout

February 4, 2023

When: Wednesday, April 26 through Sunday, April 30. Please note the change of date from previous Spring Campouts.

Where: Oconee State Park, Mountain Rest, SC Who: All Chapter members and guests are invited!

Bring a friend!

Details: The Chapter will use Site #91 in the Wooded Loop as the “gathering spot”. Meals will be taken there along with story telling around the campfire at night.

Campers should contact the Park and make their own campsite reservations. variety of sites available, including sites with full hookups. There are a variety of sites available, including sites with full hookups.

We will eat breakfast and supper together at Site #91. Lunch is on your own. We need volunteers to cook suppers and breakfasts beginning Wednesday April 26 through Sunday April 30 (except Friday supper).

If you volunteer to cook a meal then all other meals are free of charge to you. If you do not cook a meal, then you pay the cook $5.00 for each meal that you eat. What a deal! The Chapter will provide stoves, paper plates, silverware, cups. Even if you don’t camp, come by to eat a meal or sit around the campfire!

Friday night will be a communal steak and baked potato supper. Everyone bring your own steak and potato. The Chapter will have the grill and hot charcoal ready for you to grill your own steak!

We need an accurate head count of who will be at the campout and what meals you will eat. This is needed for the cooks to adequately purchase and prepare the meals.

On Thursday, April 27 we will travel to Upper Reed Creek and perform a stream conservation project in support of the US Forest Service and GA Department of Natural Resources.

For other activities during the campout you may explore the Park, hike to nearby scenic waterfalls, photograph spring wildflowers, visit nearby Cashiers, NC, or fish the many streams in the Tri-State area. Remember to carry the appropriate State fishing license!

To sign up to cook a meal or to say you are coming, contact the Campout Coordinator Terry Rivers.

Apr 22: Rabunite 101 Beginning Flyfishing Seminar

February 4, 2023

Saturday, April 22. Rabunite 101. Meet at Clayton Methodist Creative Learning Center at 8:30 am. Contact Kathy or Charlie Breithaupt 

Ever wanted to try your hand at fly-fishing for trout but never learned
the in’s and out’s of it?
Ever wonder why some people seem to get so “hooked” on it?
Now’s your chance! The Rabun Chapter of Trout Unlimited is planning a half-day fly-fishing
seminar for adults (male and female 16 years and older). The seminar will cover equipment,
casting, knots and entomology (the bugs we imitate for fish to eat).
Instructors include local experts for a hands-on learning experience that will be helpful
and fun.

WHAT: Beginning Fly-Fishing Seminar “Rabunite 101”
WHEN: Saturday – April 22, 2023 8:30 am until 1:00 pm
WHERE: Clayton Methodist Creative Learning Center/ Gym  

205 Ministry Mountain Drive, Clayton, GA  30525
(off old Hwy 441 behind the radio station)  

HOW MUCH? Cost is only $25
The session is limited to 28 participants.
Send the form below along with your check made payable to:
The Rabun Chapter of Trout Unlimited
Charlie Breithaupt
194 Kitchins Lane
Clayton, GA 30525 knc615@windstream.net (706) 782-6954
You will receive notification when you have been registered.


Apr 18: Chapter Meeting

February 4, 2023

Tuesday, April 18. April Monthly Chapter Meeting. Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Social starts at 6:30 pm, meeting starts at 7:00 pm. Contact Jeff Durniak or more information.

Mar 21: Chapter Meeting

February 4, 2023

Tuesday, March 21. March Monthly Chapter Meeting. Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Social starts at 6:30 pm, meeting starts at 7:00 pm. Program: “Preparations for the Stream Conservation Project”, presented by David Vinson, Wildlife Biologist for the US Forest Service.

David will speak about the upcoming Upper Reed Creek stream conservation project, to be held Thursday, April 27. It is important that the Chapter provide as many volunteers as possible that day in order to keep our good standing with the Forest Service and to be able keep doing stream conservation projects. Come to the March Chapter meeting to learn more.

Important: a vote will be taken on Chapter officers. See nominations:

Mar 4: Chapter Budget Meeting

February 4, 2023

Saturday, March 4. Annual Chapter Budget Meeting. 8:00 am at the Dillard House Restaurant. Breakfast will be provided. Anyone can attend, all Chapter Officers and Committee Chairs are expected to attend. Please RSVP to Jeff Durniak by March 1.

Feb 18: Rabun Rendezvous!

October 10, 2022

The Rabun Chapter of Trout Unlimited proudly presents

A Celebration of Rivers, Streams, Trout, and Trout Fishing!

Please join us for the 36th Annual


“The Rendezvous was unlike anything before or since, a gathering of uninhibited men down from the mountains. The event attracted perhaps a hundred mountain men, their Indian wives, and assorted visiting tribesmen.  Amusements included gambling, drinking, storytelling – continuing day and night.”  Quote from The Mountain Men, by George Laycock.

WHEN:  Saturday, February 18, 2023.  Please note change of date from previous years.

WHERE:  The Dillard House Conference Center, located behind the Dillard House Restaurant in Dillard, GA.

WHO:  The more the better!  Everyone interested in conserving and protecting our cold-water resources, including their families, friends, and all who love cold streams, trout, and trout fishing.

SOCIAL:  Doors open at 3:00 pm.  Around 4:30 pm folks will start gathering to “pick the pig” and enjoy the rocking chairs on the porch of the Conference Center.  There will snack trays of chees, crackers, veggies with dip, and fruit.  Soft drinks and ice will available.  If you want something stronger to drink, BYOB.  There will be a nice fire inside to warm your buns.  

The Foxfire Boys will again provide their ‘down home’ style of bluegrass picking and singing for your enjoyment from 5:00 to 6:30 pm.  CD’s will be available for purchase. 

Raffle and silent auction items will be available for your chance of purchase.  We welcome donations of raffle and auction items! Preview the list of items! And more late addition items here!

DINNER:  Fish, chicken, beef, and pork with all the side dishes and desserts that have made the Dillard House famous will be served at 6:30 pm.  It is a serve yourself buffet and you will not leave hungry!

COST:  $45 for adults and $25 for youth age 15 and younger.  Seating is limited, so purchase your tickets in advance by CLICKING HERE or by scanning 

LODGING:  The Dillard House has set special rates for rooms starting at $99 (plus tax) for those that make reservation and say they are attending the Trout Unlimited Rabun Rendezvous.  Contact Dillard House Here.

Jan 17: Chapter Meeting

October 10, 2022

Tuesday, January 17
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

“Preparations for the 2023 Rabun Rendezvous” and “Rabunite Revival”
Presented By Ray King and Jeff Durniak

Ray will give us an update on preparations for the event, including how you can help. This is the primary fund-raising event for the Chapter and we need as many volunteers as possible.

Jeff will discuss our BOD proposal to revive and reinvigorate our chapter in the new year. We are looking for your feedback on the concept of Conservation, Outreach, and Socialization teams to lead our chapter priorities. Come and comment on the proposed organization chart and the duties for each team. Most importantly, look for your own niche on a team or two that you’d be willing to fill. We look forward to your feedback!

Dec 19: Annual Chapter Christmas Dinner

October 10, 2022

Annual Rabun Chapter Christmas Dinner

Who: All Chapter members and guests! When: Monday, Dec 19

Where: The Rock House, located at the Dillard House, Dillard, GA

Time: 6:00 pm
Cost: $40 per person
Please RSVP to Tony Allred by 12/16/22

Nov 15: Chapter Meeting

October 10, 2022

Tuesday, Nov 15. Monthly Chapter Meeting.

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

“Preparations for the 2023 Rabun Rendezvous”

Presented By Ray King

Due to COVID-19, for the past two years the Chapter has cancelled many in- person gatherings. Now with the worst of the pandemic behind us, we welcome the return of the Rabun Rendezvous! Ray will give us an update on preparations for the event, including how you can help. This is the primary fund- raising event for the Chapter and we need as many volunteers as possible.

Come join us and learn how you can help!

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2023 Dream Trip Tickets Now On Sale

Details here.

• 5 days hosted fishing / 6 nights lodging in Idaho July 23-28

• $500 total in travel expenses

• Each winner receives a float trip on the Madison River, plus choice of Winston AIR 3 wt. – 6 wt. or BILL-x 4 wt. – 8 wt. fly rod. Fly reel with Scientific Anglers or Winston Energy Fly Line and a fly box and flies for the trip.

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!


Special Award to Terry Rivers

During the Fall Chapter Campout, Vice Prez Tammy presented Terry Rivers with a special award in recognition for all his hard work in coordinating the Chapter Campouts, including setting up and taking down the shelters and planning the meals. Tammy presents a Thank You card signed by all the campers and a $20 gift certificate for Burger King. Terry can use the certificate at his daily morning old men coffee klatches at Burger King! Thank you, Terry!


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