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South Llano River Drift - June 6-8th, 2014, slight change.....
« on: November 03, 2013, 09:42:54 AM »
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Event:  South Llano River float trip


When:     6-8th of June, 2014   
Where:       Junction, Tx
Start Time:  Friday afternoon at the state park Morgan Shady Park.  Directions below.
End Time:    Sunday at noon, or as close to it as we can get.
Trip Leader:  Puck
Phone:       
e-mail:     Send PM here   

Trip Description: See below...


Day 1: The first meeting of the trip will be on the South Llano River just below the tubers area  at Morgan Shady Park   Directions.  We’ll wadefish this area getting our casting skill honed, and practicing with various flies.  Meeting later at Isaak’s , time TDB.

Day 2:  Launch from KC-150, and float down to just above the state park.  We’ll use a livery service (SOUTH LLANO RIVER CANOES & KAYAKS: Curtis Thomas, Located 6 miles south of Junction off Highway 377 on the South Llano River) and meet up early.  More fishing time, less paddling.  Direction from Junction to meet-up point for Livery

Day 3:  Bridge to bridge where the river crosses US 377.  This time we will head upstream, to the falls.  This time somebody bring a GPS.  We paddled through way to fast on this stretch last year and missed some prime fishing.

How to sign up: Sign Up Here, on the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting 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: Your food, transportation, and lodging/camping fees.

Directions:   
Put this address into Google maps to get driving directions:

1927 Park Road 73, Junction TX 76849-9502
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Morgan Shady Park
 
About the area:

Map of the State Park


About the State Park


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
• Drinking water!

Recommended Equipment:
Canoe or kayak
Anchor
Neoprene or canvas boots to prevent burned feet
3-7 wt fly rod with floating line
Extra rod
Spare GPS batteries

Recommended Flies:
Yellow spider, size 6-12
Miss Prissy or similar small popper
PGPP, size 8-12
SOB, size 6-10
Hare-E, size 10
Squirrelly, size 12
Dark Wooly bugger size 6-12
And I’m sure the list will grow when a few folks read this and make their own recommendations.


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: April 12, 2014, 05:51:52 PM by Puck »

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Re: LLano River Drift - June 6-8th, 2014
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2013, 06:34:18 AM »
Unlocked and ready for planning...

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Re: LLano River Drift - June 6-8th, 2014
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2014, 10:45:35 AM »
Has anybody ever stayed at the South Llano River Lodge?

We have time to make reservations if there is enough interest.

This would also put us on a different float plan than last year.

Thoughts?

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Re: LLano River Drift - June 6-8th, 2014
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2014, 09:53:14 AM »
Has anybody ever stayed at the South Llano River Lodge?

We have time to make reservations if there is enough interest.

This would also put us on a different float plan than last year.

Thoughts?

Puck



I actually got in touch with Morgan shady Park. Laverne is going to let me know what she thinks about our group staying there, and give me some suggetsions.

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Re: South Llano River Drift - June 6-8th, 2014
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2014, 09:40:59 AM »
can one fish out of a belly tube?
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Re: South Llano River Drift - June 6-8th, 2014
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2014, 12:45:43 PM »
Not recommended...lots of water less than 2' deep, the kayakers are going to cover miles per day not likely to do that in a "belly tube". Limestone river bottom not good for tubes, derneer fabric or not. If water levels are down you may end up walking or "portaging" alot.
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Re: South Llano River Drift - June 6-8th, 2014
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2014, 08:53:55 AM »
Not recommended...lots of water less than 2' deep, the kayakers are going to cover miles per day not likely to do that in a "belly tube". Limestone river bottom not good for tubes, derneer fabric or not. If water levels are down you may end up walking or "portaging" alot.

And there is a couple of stretches that are "dead water" with no flow.  These would take hours to get through with a kick-boat or belly-boat.

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Re: South Llano River Drift - June 6-8th, 2014
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2014, 12:37:24 PM »
Change of plans:

We have reservations at Morgan Shady Park in Junction, Tx. for Friday and Saturday nights.

We have one two cabins, that will sleep 7 each ( I plan to take the first 2 slot)  and a campsite for tents, close by.

The first 5 12 guys that are willing to pay up for the A/C get the first slots, with a standby list for any others interested. 

Bring your own bedroll, and towels.

More details to follow

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« Last Edit: April 12, 2014, 11:30:20 AM by Puck »
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Re: South Llano River Drift - June 6-8th, 2014, slight change.....
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2014, 04:52:14 AM »
Bunkrooms 2 and 3

Bunkroom 2 ----
1. Puck
2. Austin W.
3. Russel C.
4. Rene D. (Current TFF membership?)
5. Skip D.
6. Mary-Kay D.
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« Last Edit: April 12, 2014, 05:48:38 PM by Puck »
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Re: South Llano River Drift - June 6-8th, 2014, slight change.....
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2014, 07:20:40 AM »
3 A/C spots left...

Should I beg for another cabin?

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Re: South Llano River Drift - June 6-8th, 2014, slight change.....
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2014, 09:11:51 AM »
This is coming up fast!

We currently only have 3 people on the sign-up sheet.

If you are having trouble signing up, get in touch with me.

Headcounts are important this time.  We have a camping spot reserved.

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Re: South Llano River Drift - June 6-8th, 2014, slight change.....
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2014, 05:22:29 AM »
Puck  I bought a belly tube will this work? or just fish from bank.  I see if I can get a kitchen pass...This is my retirement month, I should be free...all is left is to burn off the days...
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Re: South Llano River Drift - June 6-8th, 2014, slight change.....
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2014, 07:44:24 AM »
Puck  I bought a belly tube will this work? or just fish from bank.  I see if I can get a kitchen pass...This is my retirement month, I should be free...all is left is to burn off the days...
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Belly tube will work for the camp site, but not the float trip.  There is too much non-flowing water, followed by skinny water flowing fast.  I'd recomend renting a canoe from South Llano River Canoes and Kayaks (Curtis Thomas) 325 446 2220, and get a human trolling motor fishing partner to join you down the river.

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Re: South Llano River Drift - June 6-8th, 2014, slight change.....
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2014, 09:09:51 AM »
Thanks, Puck,,thought I would ask..
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Re: South Llano River Drift - June 6-8th, 2014, slight change.....
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2014, 11:32:11 AM »
No longer do we have a cabin. 



We now have 2 cabins and one campsite!

8 more A/C places are still open as of today, 2014-04-12.

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