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.

Mar 17: Chapter Meeting – CANCELED

February 3, 2020


Mar 17 (Tues) Monthly Chapter Meeting. Presbyterian Church in Rabun Gap, GA. Contact Kent Wilson.

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

Meet the Warden: Ethan Franklin

The GA Department of Natural Resource’s new Rabun County game warden is Ethan Franklin. He’s got a great pedigree! A native of Habersham County, Ethan has done DNR tours as a brook trout intern for Leon Brotherton, a wildlife technician, and finally as a DNR Law Enforcement officer. And his mom, Shari, was Jeff Durniak’s office man-ager.

Come and learn more about Ethan’s hunting and fishing heritage, his com- mitment to conservation, and his desire to have your eyes and ears helping him to protect our natural resources.

We hope to see you there!

Calling all Trout Campers!

November 8, 2019

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Trout Camp!

Where: Tallulah Falls School, Clayton, Georgia When: May 31 to June 5, 2020 (Sunday – Friday) Who: Boys and Girls, 13-15 Years Old

Learn and Practice the Sport of Fly Fishing! Study Sound Conservation Practices! Enjoy a Fun and Rewarding Experience!

Mail your application (CLICK HERE) for Trout Camp to

Charlie Breithaupt, GA Trout Camp Coordinator 194 Kitchins Lane
Clayton, GA 30525

Deadline for applications is March 15, 2020. For more information, CLICK HERE.

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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