Monday, December 21, 2015

Healing Waters Project at Nacoochee Bend

Take a look at coverage of the Healing Waters Event at t|he Nacoochee Bend that was supported by our chapter....

Smithgall Woods and Nearby DNR Events

Sunday, December 20, 2015

2016 Rabun Rendezvous

January 23, 2016 are the dates for the 29th Annual Rabun Rendezvous to be held by the Rabun Chapter of Trout Unlimited at the “New” Dillard House Conference Center, located behind the Dillard House in Dillard, Georgia. Everyone who is interested in protecting our cold water resources, including their families, friends, and all who love clean, cold streams, trout, and trout fishing.
The social begin about 5 o’clock PM folks will start gathering to “pick the pig” and enjoy the rocking chairs on the porch of the Conference Center. There will be snack trays of cheeses, crackers, veggies with dips, and fruits. Soft drinks and ice will be available. If you want something stronger, better bring it yourself. (BYOB).
There will also be a fire inside to warm your buns. The Foxfire Boys with their famous bluegrass music will begin at 5 pm. Dinner choices are fish, chicken, and pork with all the side dishes and desserts that have made the Dillard House so famous will be served about 6:30. It’s a serve yourself buffet, so you will not leave hungry. The cost is $33 for adults, $25 for those under age 15. Cash, checks, VISA, or MasterCard. They don’t do advanced tickets; just pay at the door.
The Dillard House has set special rates for rooms starting at $69 (plus tax) for those who call and tell them you’re attending the Trout Unlimited Rabun Rendezvous. Call 706-746-5348 or toll free at 1-800-541-0671. Check out the Dillard House website here. Also Mountain Aire Cottages on North Main Street in Clayton is giving special rates for TU folks. Call them at 706-782-9568. You can view their website here.

Bass Pro Fly Rod Clearance one week only

27 December through 3 January the attached list of fly rods go on clearance at the reduced price for one week only. Clearance price will only ring up 27th-3.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Smithgall Woods Volunteers Needed

list of program opportunities coming up in the near future. Some slots already have volunteers in them. If you are that volunteer and need to change your availability, please let me know. If you are interested in a vacant volunteering slot, also let me know

Kathy Church

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

December Monthly Meeting

Foothills December Meeting           
ATTENTION: We are moving our monthly meeting back to the United Community Bank in Clarkesville, Georgia for the December meeting. We will be back to meeting at "Hawg Wild" in January

For the meeting this month, we are going to do things just a little bit different and having an activity. We are going to have a nice relaxing meeting tying flies with Jake and others providing instructions. This a great time to try this out if you haven't before or to showcase you talents as a fly tier to others in the chapter.
Social time starts at 6:00 with general meeting starting at 6:30 and the tying session starting shortly thereafter. Be sure to bring your vice and materials if you have your own.
We hope to see you this Thursday.
Date: 12/10/15
Time: 6:30 P.M.
Location: United Community Bank, 468 W. Louise Street, Clarkesville, Georgia 30523 

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Foothills monthly meeting this Thursday, December 10th

Foothills monthly meeting this Thursday at the United Community Bank in Clarkesville....
468 W Louise St
Clarkesville, GA 30523

Social time starts at 6pm with meeting starting at 6:30pm with an activity following. We will all be tying flys with Jake providing instructions.

NOTE: We will be back to meeting at "Hawg Wild" in January

Friday, November 27, 2015

Atlanta Fly Fishing School

The Atlanta Fly Fishing School instructors wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful, prosperous New Year! We look forward to seeing you next year to help make your fly fishing experience more enjoyable and perhaps more productive. When you are looking for a present for someone special or for the person who has everything, consider a gift certificate for a class or private lesson with the Atlanta Fly Fishing School - the only Trout Unlimited Gold endorsed fly fishing school in the US! (404) 550-6890

Friday, November 20, 2015

Foothills Volunteers needed for event 12/6

We need some Foothills folks to volunteer to help Rodney Tumlin and his North Paulding High School Fly Fishing Club. Unicoi Outfitters is hosting the group on Sunday afternoon, December 6th at Nacoochee Bend. Rodney will probably bring along several advisors but it would be good to have some of our local folks help who know the river well. This group is sponsored by Cohutta TU.

Please check out the event below and let Rodney know if you can help on Sunday, December 6th at Nacoochee Bend.

The North Paulding High School Fly Fishing and Coldwater Conservation Club is in need of Volunteers from the Cohutta chapter to assist students with fishing on two different occasions. The first will be November 24th at the White Water Creek Unit on the Chattahoochee River. Students will begin stocking trout at 10am and fishing will begin upon completion of that task. The second opportunity will Sunday, December 6th at Nacoochee Bend in Helen Ga. (Unicoi Outfitters). Students will arrive around 12:30. It would be great if each student could have their own personal mentor. Some of my students have fished a good bit while others have very little experience. Thanks in advance for your help and support! Rodney

Rodney D. Tumlin
Environmental Science Teacher,
AP Environmental Science Teacher,
BA., M.Ed., Ed.S.
Fly Fishing & Cold Water
Conservation Club Sponsor
Bass Fishing Team Coach

Monday, November 16, 2015

Foothills Shirts

For those who ordered a Foothills shirt and was unable to pick them up at our last meeting, Jimmy is taking them to Unicoi Outfitters. You can go by there and get your shirt... cost is $42

Friday, November 13, 2015

Support Needed for Helen City Council Meeting

TU Member support needed next Tuesday, Nov 17, at the Helen City Council Meeting at 3pm.  There will be discussion on the cleanup of the Chattahoochee River that the City of Helen seems to not favor. Trash from the city and Tubers often accumulate down stream with no concern from the city for cleanup.  Please attend if you can to help support those trying to get the City to take action. Meeting is at City Hall up on the hill in Helen.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Healing Waters Veterans at the Nachoochee Bend

The chapter of the Healing Waters that is led by the GA Foothills and Gold Rush Chapters of TU held a fishing event for the Veterans at the Nacoochee Bent with support from the Unicoi Outfitters.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Foothills Monthly Meeting - Thursday, Nov 12th

Our November monthly meeting will be held at the "Hog Wild" Restaurant in Clarkesville.  Dinner and social time begins at 6pm with meeting starting at 6:30pm.   The chapter shirts will be ready for pickup at  the meeting.  Anyone who ordered one (or more) will need to be prepared to pay for them.

The owners of Tuckaseegee Fly Shop in Bryson City, NC will present our program at our next meeting, Thursday Nov 12.  Dale Collins and Bobby Bennett will speak with us about their shop, guide service and fishing opportunities in the area.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Healing Waters Veterans Fishing Day

Our Healing Waters Veterans Fishing Day is scheduled for Fri. Nov. 6th.
Lunch will start around 11:30 in the field across from the Indian Mound on hwy 75.  We will be fishing the Nacoochee Bend in the afternoon. We plan to have a personal fishing guide for each Vet.

Only item that will be required by the Vets will be a valid Ga. fishing license-- we will supply everything else.

Any Vets interested can contact me at


Veterans Fishing Day - Nov 6

Friday, October 30, 2015

Rabunites annual fall campout at Oconee State Park

The Rabunites will have our annual fall campout at Oconee State Park from November 4th  -  8th   (Wednesday – Sunday)   We are cooking together for breakfast and dinner.  If you would like to be a part of the action (and share a meal) please send me an email by Sunday, November 1st to reserve your place at the table.  The cost for a meal is $5.00 - just pay the cook when you come!

Here is the link to make camping reservations – or just come up to fish and join us for a meal!  Our main campsite is #82. 

Charlie and I are in #85… here is a quick link to the loop. 

Let me know exactly what meal you choose so we can bring enough boiled peanuts, chitins, and other wild meats wrapped in bacon..
Supper Wed,    Breakfast or Supper Thursday,    Breakfast or Supper Friday,   Breakfast or Supper Saturday,   Breakfast Sunday

Hope you can join us – if you play a musical instrument bring it for Friday or Saturday night..   Frank will bring his harmonica..  That is not to be missed! 

Hope to see you there!


Kathy & Charlie Breithaupt
194 Kitchins Lane
Clayton, GA  30525