Jan 14: Chapter Meeting

December 17, 2019

Jan 14 (Tues) Monthly Chapter Meeting.

Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church in Rabun Gap, GA. Contact Kent Wilson.

Fellowship begins at 6:30 pm
Meeting begins at 7:00 pm

Gold Rush TU’er and avid mountain trouter Sam Johnson will give a program on his newly published book, “Flyfishing the Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina Section.”

I do believe he said! If you wanna know what he said, show up for our January 14 meeting. And if you want to remember what he said, bring some bucks for his book!

Let’s have a big Rabunite turnout for our fellow TUer and avid angler from the Gold Rush Chapter, Sam Johnson. See you on the 14th!

Jan 18, 2020: 33rd Annual Rabun Rendezvous

October 8, 2019

Jan 18 (Sat) 33rd Annual Rabun Rendezvous. Dillard House Conference Center, Dillard, GA. Contact Ray King.

Dec 9: Annual Chapter Christmas Dinner

October 8, 2019

Dec 9 (Mon) Annual Chapter Christmas Dinner. 6:00 pm at the Rock House at the Dillard House Restaurant, Dillard GA. $35 per person. Contact Kent Wilson.

Nov 19: Chapter Meeting

October 8, 2019

Nov 19 (Tues) Rabun Chapter Monthly Meeting followed by Rabun Chapter Board of Directors Meeting.

Fellowship Hall of Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church 8397 Wolffork Road, Rabun Gap, GA

Fellowship begins at 6:30 pm
Meeting begins at 7:00 pm

The meeting program will be led by Ray King, Rabun Rendezvous Chair, and will consist of discussion and planning for the upcoming 2020 Rabun Rendezvous. The rendezvous is our primary fund-raising event for the year and much planning goes into a successful event. We need your input!

Immediately following the Chapter meeting, the Board of Directors will hold their monthly Board meeting. Any Chapter member is welcome to attend.

Nov 13-17: Chapter Fall Campout

September 11, 2019

Nov 13-17 (Wed-Sun) Chapter Fall Campout. Oconee State Park, Mountain Rest, SC. Contact Terry Rivers.

This is always a great campout! The Chattooga River Delayed Harvest section should be stocked and full of big, uneducated fish. The fall leaves will be in full color, with warm daysand cool nights: perfect camping weather. We will use Site #93 as the “gathering spot” toeat meals, sit around the campfire, and fellowship. If you cook a meal, all other meals are free; otherwise meals are a reasonable cost. Make your own campsite reservation at www.southcarolinaparks/oconee.com. Contact Terry Rivers if you plan to come.

See you there! Waaa Hooooo!!!!!


Oct 15: Rabun Chapter Monthly Meeting

September 11, 2019

Oct 15 (Tues) Rabun Chapter Monthly Meeting. Fellowship begins at 6:30 pm, meeting begins at 7:00 pm. Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church, Dillard, GA. Contact Kent Wilson.

Ryan Foote, District Ranger of the Chattooga River Ranger District, Chattahoochee- Oconee National Forest and Robbie Sitzlar, District Ranger of the Andrew Pickens Ranger District, Sumter National Forest will be presenting a summary of the findings from the Up- per Chattooga River Recreation Monitoring Study Report recently made available to the public in July 2019. CLICK HERE to read the report.

This study synthesizes a two-year monitoring effort of recreation uses, including hiking, backpacking, fishing, and boating, within the Wild & Scenic River section located up- stream of GA Hwy 28.

The report is meant to assess current recreational management strategies, as well as guide future Forest Service decisions regarding this amazing natural resource.

Following this presentation, they will further provide a summary of ongoing and potential future management activities across the Chattooga River and Andrew Pickens Districts.

Sept 17: Rabun Chapter Monthly Meeting

September 11, 2019

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

Guest Speaker will be Jimmy Jacobs, author of “Fly Fishing for Peach State Trout”

Jimmy is a native of Atlanta and now resides in Marietta, Georgia.

For 25 years he was an editor for Game & Fish Magazines covering the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and West Virginia. In that capacity he has written extensively about the region from the Southern Appalachian Mountains to the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts.

Today he is the editor of Southern Saltwater Fly Fishing Magazine. Since 2012 he has been the Georgia Editor for Southern Trout Magazine online.

Jimmy Jacobs was the Outdoor Columnist in the Sports Section of the Atlanta Journal- Constitution newspaper for eight years and also for the Athens Banner-Herald. For four seasons he was the Insider Fishing Reporter for Fox Sports Outdoors South on Fox Sport South television, covering freshwater action in the states of Alabama, Georgia and Missis- sippi.

Along the way he has won numerous Excellence In Craft Awards for writing and photography from the Florida Outdoor Writers Association, Georgia Outdoor Writers Association and the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association.

In 2015 Jimmy was inducted into the Georgia Outdoor Writ- ers Association Hunting and Fishing Hall of Fame for his work as an Outdoor Communicator. The Museum of Fly Fishing in the Southern Appalachians in Bryson City, North Carolina inducted him into its Hall of Fame in 2017 in the category of Communicator. He was elected to the Georgia State Uni- versity Athletic Hall of Fame that same year.

He also is the author of award-winning guidebooks to fishing and hiking in the southeast region, as well as a volume of Southern humor and nostalgia, plus an adventure novel.

We hope to see you there at the meeting!

July 16: Chapter Family Picnic

June 9, 2019

July 16 (Tues) Rabun Chapter Annual Family Picnic. 6:30 pm at Kellys Water Fall Park in Dillard, GA. Contact Kent Wilson.

There is no Rabun Chapter Monthly meeting in July. Instead, join us for the

Annual Rabun Chapter Family Picnic

at Kelly’s Waterfall Park

Tuesday, July 16

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

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

The Chapter will provide the soft drinks, the fried chicken, plates, etc. Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish, veggies, salad, chips, or a dessert.

The drawing for the winner of the Mack Martin Rod Raffle will be done at the picnic.

June 18: Chapter Meeting

May 14, 2019

June 18 (Tue) Rabun Chapter Monthly Meeting. Fellowship begins at 6:30 pm, meeting begins at 7:00 pm. Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church, Dillard, GA. Contact Kent Wilson.

Our guest speaker will be Kathy Church, the Education Specialist at Smithgall Woods Conservation Area. She will share with us her successes and plans for the future on educationg young people on the importance of conserving and protecting the cold water resources of North Georgia.

Make plans now to join us for this fun and informative meeting!

June 15: Tallulah River Kids Fishing Event

May 14, 2019

June 15 (Sat) Tallulah River Kids Fishing Event. To be held at Tallulah River Campground from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Sponsored by the US Forest Service and the Rabun Chapter.

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