Feb 18: Rabun Rendezvous!

October 10, 2022

Saturday, Feb 18. 2023 Rabun Rendezvous. Dillard House Conference Center. Pig Pickin’ starts at 4:30 pm, Dinner at 6:30 pm. Note change of date!


Return of the “Rabun Rendezvous”

The Rabun TU Chapter is in the planning stages for the 2023 Rabun Rendezvous. Normally, we hold the Rendezvous in January. Our long-term venue, The Dillard House, is undergoing renovations. Our original January date, due to the Conference Center upgrades, is being rescheduled to February. I apologize for any inconvenience or confusion with this date change.

  1. Rabun Rendezvous
    The Dillard House – Conference Center
    Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023
    Time: 4:30 pm (Social Gathering & Pig
    picking) 6:30 pm (Dinner)

We’ll have the great meal, silent auction, bucket raffle, special an- nouncements, and most importantly, the chance to see each other again! It will be two years since our last “live” Rabun Rendezvous.

Please continue to watch “Tightlines” for updates on the Rendezvous. More details will follow in upcoming newsletters. Safety of our friends and members will continue to guide us as we move forward.I hope to see in February for the “Return of the Rabun Rendezvous”! 

Ray King
Rabun Rendezvous Coordinator

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December: Annual Chapter Christmas Dinner

October 10, 2022

December Date, Time and Place to be Determined. Annual Rabun Chapter Christmas Dinner.

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!

Nov 10: Stream Clean-Up

October 10, 2022

Stream Clean-Up Opportunity!

The Rabun Chapter will have a stream clean-up work project on Thursday, November 10th. We will meet up at Campsite #93 at Oconee State Park at 10:00 am then drive to the Burrell’s Ford bridge. There we will separate into teams and pick up trash up and down stream on the Chattooga River. Trash bags will be provided, but we suggest you bring thick gloves to protect your hands. Contact Tammy by phone or text at (706) 982-1315 or by email at teajatee@gmail.com if you have questions. See you there!

Sept 20: Chapter Meeting

August 31, 2022

September, 2022 Rabun Chapter Meeting Tuesday, September 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

Our very own Chapter member Kathy Breithaupt also serves as Chair- man of the Georgia Council of Trout Unlimited. For tonight’s program Kathy will give us an update on what’s happening with the GA Council.

In addition, Kathy and her husband Charlie recently attended the Annual National TU meeting in Portland, ME. Together they will give us an up- date on that meeting and what’s new on the national side of Trout Unlim- ited.

Come hear their presentation and learn how you can help in the conser- vation of clean, cold water and healthy trout.

Please join us and bring a friend!

Nov 7-13: Rabun Chapter Fall Campout

August 31, 2022

The Rabun Chapter will hold its annual Fall Chapter Campout on Nov 7 -13, 2022 at Oconee State Park, just across the SC line from Rabun County. It’s sure to be a great time for fish- ing and fellowship.

The Georgia Delayed Harvest trout season begins Nov 1 and the Chattooga River should be well-stocked by the time of our campout. Yee Haa!!!

Campsite #93 in the “Wooded Loop” will be the official gathering site. Bring your own chair to sit around the fire! Campsites fill up fast this time of year, so don’t delay in making your campsite reservations.

We will cook and eat breakfast and supper together every day and you are on your own for your noon meal. If you volunteer to cook a meal, then all meals are free for you. If you don’t cook a meal, then you pay $5 for each meal you eat to the cook. Now that’s a deal! Let Ter- ry Rivers know of the meal you wish to cook, and what meals you plan to eat so the cooks can plan the meals. And hey! – if you don’t want to camp, just come by for a meal or sit by the fire! Wednesday supper is “Bring Your Own Steak” night!

If you have questions or plan to eat a meal, contact your camp host by email Terry Rivers or at 706-782-7419.

To make campsite reservations, CLICK HERE. Let’s have a big turnout…. see you there!

Oct 18: Chapter Meeting

August 31, 2022

Tuesday, Oct 18. 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

“Brown Trout of the Chattooga River” Presented By Pat Hopton

Ever wonder what folks mean when they say they caught an “Old Timey Original” or even a “Walhalla Brown”? Come learn about the different strains of brown trout found in the Chattooga River.

Join us and bring a friend!

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!

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!

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.

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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