November 2006 Rabunite Ramble

HAPPY SECOND TROUT SEASON! The Georgia “delayed harvest” (DH) trout season starts November 1st. After the long, hot, and dry summer we just experienced, it is like having another “opening day." It gives us the perfect excuse (as if we really needed one) to enjoy the beautiful fall colors while practicing “catch and release” trout fishing. Waaaah Whoooo!! DH usually provides anglers with higher catch rates and the opportunity to catch a few memorable trout (real good’uns). It is also the perfect time to teach that newbie friend that has wanted to learn about trout fishing but has the misconception that “It takes years to become a successful fly-angler." On delayed harvest streams in November, it takes only a few minutes to become successful with someone coaching and helping. For all the details, visit: www.gofishgeorgia.com or pick up a fishing regulations book at your nearest tackle dealer.

Some things just naturally go together; like a Varsity chilidog, onions, and mustard or like a good movie, popcorn, and a Coke or like a Christmas tree, gift packages, and kids. Take each alone and they are really nice, but combine them and something magical happens. It is called "synergy" (I “Googled” it), “The interaction of two or more substances to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects.” For me synergy happens when I combine camping out, bluegrass music, and trout fishing,. I really do enjoy them all separately. I camp out in the mountains near trout streams about 40 nights per year. I listen to bluegrass every time I crank up my truck. I usually go trout fishing over 100 times every year. And those are all nice, but when you mix them together with a few friends that enjoy the same things, then that is real special! Rabunites do just that 4 or 5 times every year. We are going to do it again November 8 – 12 (Wed – Sun) with camping out on Forest Service land, bluegrass music playing, and trout fishing in the Chattooga DH. It just don’t get no better than that! Waaaah Whoooo!!

Want to join us?
Contact Terry Rivers, President of Rabun Chapter of Trout Unlimited:
Ph 706-782-7419 E-mail tlr1121@alltel.net
Have fun and take a kid fishing.

– The Ole Rabunite

"I don’t know exactly what fly-fishing teaches us, but I think it’s something we need to know"
John Gierach

For more about the Rabunites and trout fishing tips for NE Georgia, visit RabunTU.com

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