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San Marcos River, 8th of August
« on: July 23, 2015, 12:50:26 PM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: San Marcos River


When:   2015-08-08
Where:        see below
Start   see below
End Time:     see below
Trip Leader: Skip
Phone: see below
e-mail:         see below


Trip Description:   Kevin has agreed to guide us!

How to sign up:
1. Sign Up Here,
2. On the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting
3.  Or e-mail the trip leader.
How to get waiver forms: Download PDF form here. Required  Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.

Cost:
$20/person for the fishing trip, (check or cash to Texas FlyFishers) 
$5 parking/car, to Spencer's
$10camping/person/night, to Spencer's

Directions:  See Below
 
About the area: See below


Important items:
• Member dues are current!
• Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.  ( Can be downloaded here )
• Extra change of dry clothes
• Wind and/or water proof jacket
• Lunch, Water, snacks
• Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
• Hat, Polarized Glasses
• First Aid Kit

Recommended Equipment: 

Recommended Flies:

Recommended guidelines for participants:
• Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns
• If inexperienced, then buddy up.
• Have proper safety equipment
• If you are boating or kayaking, inform the trip leader of your float plan if planning to fish alone or longer then the designated times.
• Sign in and sign out at the launch site. Inform the trip leader if you will be launching in a different place.
« Last Edit: July 30, 2015, 08:46:00 AM by Puck »
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Re: San Marcos River, 8th of August
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2015, 12:52:40 PM »
San Marcos River Trip with- Kevin Hutchison

The San Marcos trip is on for August 8th and the river should be in great shape. The Memorial Day flood, as we all know, was epic and has changed the look of the river but Kevin has floated it a few times since then and all the major obstructions have been removed by either Mother Nature, the local paddling clubs or by Kevin himself and his trusty chain saw.

If you have ever thought about floating the San Marcos this is the trip you should sign up for. The flow is great and the level has never been better. Kevin is planning on floating the section between Spencer Canoe / Shady Grove Campground ((512) 357-6113 ) down to the town of Staples. This is a long run but with the flow being what it is he thinks it will be perfect. Plans are to meet at Spencer Canoe at 8:00 am and run our shuttle by 8:30. Kevin will arrange the shuttle. There will be a $5.00 per car parking fee for each vehicle. Based on getting started at 8:30-9:00 we should be off the water around 5:00 pm.

Each person that signs up for this trip will receive a brand spanking new leader, a dozen San Marcos flies (in a new fly box) and a special commemorative t-shirt, printed special for this event courtesy of Kevin. The fee for this unforgettable trip will be $20.00 per person. Kevin also has available three canoes and two, one man, sit on top, kayaks which he will generously rent at a deep discounted rate of $15.00 per boat. These boats will be available on a first come first serve basis but if they are all gone I have other sources.

So, all you need to do is sign up now on the Texas FlyFishers website, then e-mail me to let me know what size T-Shirt you wear and if you would like to rent one of Kevin’s boats, I'll take care of the rest.
http://www.spencercanoes.net/

Those signing up after July 31st will not be guaranteed flies nor a commemorative t-shirt.
Skip Donovan
c: 713-822dash zero zero 69
skipdonovan1(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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Re: San Marcos River, 8th of August
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2015, 12:54:25 PM »
The trip information was lost/deleted. 

The sign-up sheet survived, so we are OK there, but the basic trip information was completely deleted.

Reconstruction is still in progress.

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Re: San Marcos River, 8th of August
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2015, 01:45:55 PM »
From Skip:

"Just got off the phone with Pat at Spencer's and reserved a site (in her words) big enough for a troop of Boy Scouts. It is right next to the pavillon (which we have access to) There is also electicity at the pavillon if we have need for it."

Let's go fishing.......

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Re: San Marcos River, 8th of August
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2015, 08:56:29 AM »
What is the camping arrangements and what days?

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Re: San Marcos River, 8th of August
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2015, 09:00:59 AM »
Tents that we bring, and Friday night for sure. 

We can ask skip about Saturday if we need to at the meeting tonight.

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Re: San Marcos River, 8th of August
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2015, 09:52:21 AM »
Puck, DeWayne and I will be staying Saturday night and heading home Sunday morning. So if i need to make some different arrangments let me know. Thanks

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Re: San Marcos River, 8th of August
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2015, 08:27:59 AM »
I'm driving up after work Friday. I may hang around Saturday night depending on what everyone decides. Camping in the truck tent. Hopefully no thunderstorms this time!!!
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Re: San Marcos River, 8th of August
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2015, 10:13:07 AM »
GPS points

Start:  N 29.84952 W 97.83899
Finish: N 29.78272 W 97.83146

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Re: San Marcos River, 8th of August
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2015, 08:46:47 AM »
Cost:
$20/person for the fishing trip, (check or cash to Texas FlyFishers) 
$5 parking/car, to Spencer's
$10camping/person/night, to Spencer's

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Re: San Marcos River, 8th of August
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2015, 07:21:38 AM »
Will PayPal work for the TFF portion?
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Re: San Marcos River, 8th of August
« Reply #12 on: Today at 08:02:00 AM »
My camping plans:

In preparation for PINS, I'll be trying a few new things.

Don't forget to bring your food for Friday night and breakfast for Saturday morning, unless you really feel the need to make the trip to the town of San Marcos for breakfast.

I found my coffee pot, and dehydrated foods. 

My old style tent-cot will be what I plan to use this time, along with a comfortable folding chair.

I'll be on the way to the campsite as soon as I get my truck back from service Friday morning, and plan to be there only Friday night, hitting the road after fishing on Saturday.

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