South Llano River float trip, 2018

See updated discussion here: South Llano River float trip, 2018 (Updated 2018-06-16)

Texas FlyFishers of Houston Event:  South Llano River float trip
When:     22-24th of June, 2018
Where:       Junction, Tx

Limited to 15 spots in the cabins.  Deposit for lodging locks the spot.  
Tent camping is still available.

I don’t plan to send the E-vite out, but the Evite Link  is active.   Please use it, as it makes it easier for me to track. $25/person to reserve your spot in a cabin.  River conditions need to be checked a few days before the event.

Start Time:  Friday afternoon 1600

End Time:    Sunday at noon, or as close to it as we can get.

Trip Leader:  Puck
Phone:       2ate1 (dash) 8six5(minus)thirty-two 16
e-mail:     doncpuckett(at)gee-male (dot)com

Trip Description:  See below…

Day 1: The first meeting of the trip will be at:  South Llano River RV Park, 210 Cedar Creek Road  –  Junction, Texas 76249

We’ll kayak  this area getting our casting skills honed, and practicing with various flies.  Bratwurst Hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill for dinner at our camp.

Day 2:

Option 1 (preferred) Launch from second crossing US-377 down to KC150.
Start:  30.362156, -99.889391  End:  30.393194,-99.881807

Second Crossing downstream

Second Crossing downstream to KC150

Option 2 (easier to do) Launch from just downstream of the State park with our livery service, and float down to our camping site.
Start: 30.450064, -99.812849   End: 30.483076, -99.761551

Option 3 (too hard  to do) Launch from KC150 to just downstream of the State park for pick-up with a livery service.  There are now 3 portages on that route, and the good fishing just isn’t worth all the aggravation. .
Start: 30.453476, -99.791993  End: 30.483076, -99.761551

Livery is still an open subject.
Pot luck dinner Saturday night.  Pizza from the new local pizza place at wherever we are staying.  We will have to coordinate this with the campground as the Pizza place closes at 2000 hrs.

Day 3:

Option 1:  First crossing bridge where the river crosses US 377.  We will fish downstream to the second crossing.  This time I will bring a GPS.

Option 2:  Low water crossing to the campgrounds.  Probably the easiest logistically.

How to sign up (Limited to 14 cabin spots, but tent camping is available):

1. Evite Link 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:
Your food, water, and transportation
To reserve your spot you need to get your Lodging/camping fees to the trip leader. ($25 to reserve your spot, and this is non-refundable)

Directions:    Houston to South Llano River RV Park

About the area:
Southwest Paddlers description 
Texas Kayak Fisher’s description

Important items:

• Member dues are current!
• Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.  (see above)
• 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 and allow wading on rocky bottoms
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
S1B, 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.

Lodging: We have confirmation of the 5 cabin reservations.  Cabins A, B, C, D, and E are reserved for Texas FlyFishers for this adventure.  Cabins A and B are bed and kitchen only, no shower, and have a queen bed. Cabins C,D, and E are equipped with a queen bed, twin bunk beds, electricity, A/C, heater, ceiling fan and a refrigerator.  Outside you’ll find a BBQ grill and picnic table. Linens and cooking utensils are not provided.  Final cost for lodging will be split between participants.  Expected to be less than $50/person.

Lodging assignments (Deposits received) :

Cabin A:1Q
Q: Bear (Deposit in transit)

Cabin B: 1Q
Q: John Eldred ($30 deposit in hand)

Cabin C:1Q, 3B
Q: Puck  (paid in full)
B: Rene D.  (deposit in transit)
B: Dewayne D.  (deposit in transit)
B:  Stacy (deposit in transit)

Cabin D: 1Q, 2B
Q: Donavan’s Had to cancel Bed is open ($20 deposit in hand)
B: John Purcell ($20 deposit in hand)
B: Larry Mc.  ($20 deposit in hand)

Cabin E: 1Q, 2B
Q: Glen ($30 deposit in hand)
B: Howard F. ($30 deposit in hand)
B: Scott F. ($20 deposit in hand)

NOTES:

  1. Option 2 should be discounted. The last 45 minutes is a flat, unproductive and boring paddling experience.

  2. NO air mattresses! Both air mattresses brought last year went flat.
    If we run out of beds on this event, bring cots.

    And if you notice, we have a better feel for how many beds, etc. that we have available. You sign up for a bed, that if the one you get. No guesswork this year.

  3. Cabins “A” and “B” do not have toilets or showers in the room, but they are very private, perfect for couples.

 

11 thoughts on “South Llano River float trip, 2018

  1. Option 2 should be discounted. The last 45 minutes is a flat, unproductive and boring paddling experience.. We could have the livery service pick us up at the last bridge (fishing just below the bridge is okay, but beyond that I’ve only picked up a few)

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  2. NO air mattresses! Both air mattresses brought last year went flat.
    If we run out of beds on this event, bring cots.

    And if you notice, we have a better feel for how many beds, etc. that we have available. You sign up for a bed, that if the one you get. No guesswork this year.

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  3. As of 2018-03-19-1900 we have the 2 private cabins open, and one other bunk. I made contact today, just to make sure we are still locked. Our contact was out of the office, but will call me back when she gets back.

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