Friday, January 27, 2017

Fly Fishing Show - Feb 3 & 4

Feb 3rd and 4th at Infinite Energy Center in Gwinnett County off of Sugarloaf Parkway. 9-6pm Friday and 9-5:30pm Saturday, cost is $15. Come by and visit the GA TU Council booth.


Fishing Photos for the "Hoot"

We are making a video presentation of our member's fishing photos to use at the "Hoot on the Hooch". Please send your fishing photos that we can use to Please user "Hoot Photo" as the subject of the email.


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017

Quilt for "Hoot on the Hooch" auction - 3/11/2017

This quilt made by our President's wife will be raffled at our "Hoot on the Hooch" on 3/11. Tickets are $10 each of 5 for $40.

Smithgall Woods events needing volunteers

Smithgall Woods presentation on their events needing volunteers....
3/18 9:30-12 noon Smithgall - fly fishing activities for kids
3/4 & 3/11 hemlock treatments
4/9 Sweep the hootch - cleanup
6/10 kids day in the park

"Hoot on the Hooch" and Dream Trip

Due to a conflict in scheduling of the Helendorf Hotel, our "Hoot on the Hooch" event has been moved to March 11th. Please make a note on your calendar. This also the date GA TU will draw for the "Dream Trip" Hope to see everyone there. Those with tickets sale for the Dream Trip need to turn in the tickets and money by our February monthly meeting.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Trout Unlimited 2017 Southeast Regional Meeting

Gatlinburg, Tennessee
April 21 – 23, 2017

Come join us and be a part of the many faces of Trout Unlimited during a weekend of learning, making new or reconnecting with old friends and to have fun! The 2017 TU Southeast Regional Meeting will have something for everyone. Hear and participate in presentations on women fly fishing, engaging young adults, improving communications in our modern world and of course conservation success stories as well as new issues needing our attention. Everyone is welcome! The Southeast Regional Meeting will be held in iconic Gatlinburg, Tennessee nestled next to the incredible Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Enjoy the family entertainment in Gatlinburg and/or spend time in the Park fishing for wild trout only minutes away from the Glenstone Lodge. Spring time in the Smoky Mountains is magical!

For more information, please click on our Regional Meeting website,
The Mountains are Calling…The Trout are Rising…..Come Home to Tennessee!

Gatlinburg update – Gatlinburg is open for business. Downtown was spared from the damages of the wlldfire.

Glenstone Lodge, which will serve as our hotel and conference center was spared as well.
Extras - In additional to the main program topics listed above, planning has starting for a variety of fun and free events starting on Friday, April 21 including conservation tours, kid’s activities, and fishing.

For more information, check out our website or contact either of the meeting co-chairs John Reinhardt ( or Mike Bryant (

I am John Reinhardt, president of the Great Smoky Mountain TU Chapter #047 and co-chair of the upcoming Trout Unlimited Southeast Regional Meeting in Gatlinburg, TN on April 21-23, 2017.
The event will be held at the Glenstone Lodge in Gatlinburg, just a 1/4 mile from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park .

We want to invite and welcome you to what we hope to be one of the best Regionals ever! We wanted to let our fellow TU members and friends aware that Gatlinburg is open and welcoming visitors. Yes there was property damage and personal losses but there was no damage to our host hotel, the Glenstone Lodge.

I have been in the park fishng the last two weeks and most fire damage in the park is limited to mainly underbrush. The trees are still standing and by spring the regrowth of the undergrowth like rhododendron will be underway. Fishing for wild trout in the park will be a part of this event and we are looking forward to you joining us on a mountain stream!

Below I have placed a link to a website exclusively for the event. It will provide information on the area and updates as we countdown to April 21st, 2017. TU National will soon be starting registration and sending emails to all the Southeast TU chapters. Please note our sponsors page and if you have a particular sponsor who would like to take part and have exposure to over 100 plus expected attendees, please let me know and we will be happy to contact and provide information to them.

Again, thanks for your time and we look forward to sharing "" Spring time in the Smokies" with you and your chapter members !

John Reinhardt
TU Southeast Regional 2017
Great Smoky Mountain TU #047
Phone: ( 865 )-556--3141

Around the Bend

Hello everyone,

Reflecting  on 2016  and earlier times we realize that many of our friends have gone “around the bend.”    

At the Rendezvous each year we have a  PowerPoint presentation of activities, not just in the Rabun Chapter, but also for TU Georgia.  
With that in mind we would like to have a brief moment to remember those gone before us.  We started this tradition last year and it was well received. 

If you have had anyone in your Chapter who passed this year (or in any past year) please send us their name, year of birth and death,  and a photo if you have one. 
If you do not have a photo we will improvise with something appropriate. 

Please reply by Wednesday, January 18th.
We will roll this slide show at the  Rendezvous next weekend and joyfully remember those who made a difference. 
I am attaching the 2015 PowerPoint in PDF form. Nothing has been updated for 2016. 

Thanks – see you at the Rendezvous….Saturday, January 21th  at the Dillard House, Dillard, GA!  

Kathy & Charlie   

Kathy & Charlie Breithaupt
194 Kitchins Lane
Clayton, GA  30525

Friday, January 6, 2017

Monthly Meeting - Jan 12th

Our monthly meeting is next Thurday, Jan 12th at the United Community Bank located at 468 W Louise St in Clarksville. As usual, begin at 6:30 PM with our program starting at 7:00 PM.

Ron Thomas will be providing the progam with fly tying demos.

We hope you'll join us and BRING A FRIEND!