June 4-5: Georgia Trout Camp

February 4, 2023

June 4-9 (Sun-Fri) Trout Camp.

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.


June 5-10: Georgia Trout Camp

April 30, 2022

Sunday, June 5 through Friday, June 10. GA Trout Camp. To be held at Tallulah Falls School. Contact Kathy or Charlie Breithaupt, Camp Coordinators, to learn about opportunities to volunteer. CLICK HERE for more information.

May 7: Volunteers Needed for Mom’s Day Out

March 1, 2022

Saturday, May 7. Mom’s Day Out. Meet at picnic shelter #6 in the Day Use Area alongside Smith Creek, in Unicoi State Park. This is a GA DNR-sponsored education program and they are asking for volunteers from the Rabun Chapter to assist.

Sarah Baker of Georgia DNR is asking for 3 volunteers from Rabun TU to help with Mom’s Day Out. This educational event is designed to encourage women to become flyfishers.

The event will be held on Saturday, May 7th from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. We will meet at pic- nic shelter # 6 in the Day Use Area (on the road to Anna Ruby Falls) of Unicoi State Park.

Here is a tentative schedule for the event:

9:00 AM – Welcome
9:15 AM – Learn how to fish for trout (break up into two large groups) 10:15 AM – Fishing on Smith Creek
11:45 AM – Lunch
12:45 PM – Travel over to Adventure Camp field
1:00 PM – Educational Sessions

How to cast a fly rod
How to prepare a trout for supper Fish anatomy and art

2:00 PM – Adjourn (Pass out goody bags & prizes)

To sign up, please contact Tammy Hopton, Vice Prez, at (706) 982-1315

Thank you!


Apr 30: Rabunite 101

March 1, 2022

Saturday, April 30. Rabunite 101. Meet at Clayton Methodist Creative Learning Center at 8:30 am. Contact Kathy or Charlie Breithaupt, Team Leaders, for more information.


Sept 26: Tallulah River Kid’s Fishing Event

July 8, 2020

June 8 (Sat). Tallulah River Kid’s Fishing Event. 8:00 am at Tallulah River Campground.


May 31 – June 5: Georgia Trout Camp -CANCELED

March 4, 2020

More info here!

Apr 21: Scouts Appreciation Cookout and Fishing Event CANCELED

March 4, 2020

Apr 21 (Tues) Scouts Appreciation Dinner and Fishing Event. Fishing begins at 4:00 pm, supper begins at 6:00 pm. Indian Lake Picnic Area at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School. Contact Jimmy Whiten.

Mark your calendars for the annual Scout Cookout which will be held on April 21st at Indian Lake on the campus of Rabun Gap Nacoochee School. The scouts in attendance will not only enjoy grilled hotdogs and hamburgers, but also an opportunity to hone their angling skills while working up and appetite. We always have a great time with our local scouts who bring high energy, big appetites and lots of enthusiasm with them.

Apr 18: Women’s Fly Fishing Clinic – CANCELED

March 4, 2020

Due to concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic, this program has been canceled. Please contact Michele Crawford at mcrawfordtu@windstream.net for more information

Saturday April 18

10:00 am—3:00 pm at the Delayed Harvest section of Smith Creek, Unicoi State Park. See pages 4 and 5 for more information. Contact Michele Crawford or Tammy Hopton.

Calling All Ladies!

The Rabun Chapter Trout Unlimited Ladies Fly-Fishing Clinic is the perfect time to act on your desire to learn how to fly fish for trout.

* Saturday, April 18 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

* To be held at the Delayed Harvest section of Smith Creek, Unicoi State Park.

* Cost is $30 per participant. Don’t forget to buy your fishing license!

Each lady participant will be paired with a fishing guide that will work with you throughout the day to learn the basics of fly fishing. Waders and rods will be provided.

The morning will begin with some casting demonstrations with your personal guide (if needed) then fishing until 1:00pm with your personal guide. Your guide will work hands on in the water with you. You will learn casting techniques, fly selection, reading the water, catching and releasing.

After fishing, from 1:00 until 2:30 enjoy fellowship with the other ladies and guides along with a great lunch and creekside fire.

When you sign up, we will get your boot and pant size so you will be fitted with waders and boots on Saturday morning.

This is a rain or shine event. There is no rain date should this event have to be canceled due to extremely stormy dangerous weather. If we have to cancel you will have first opportunity to sign up for our fall event.

For more info or to sign up email Michele Crawford at mcrawfordtu@windstream.net


Mar 28: Rabunite 101 CANCELED

February 3, 2020


Mar 28 (Sat) Rabunite 101, An Introduction to Fly Fishing. 8:30 am—1:00 pm at Clayton Methodist Creative Learning Center, Clayton, GA. Contact Charlie or Kathy Briehaupt.

Next Page »

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!


Find Us On