South Llano float trip, update 2020-05-20

Good news!  I’ve checked with our host and this trip is ready to go!

This trip is coming up and there are just a few open spots in the cabins.  The good news is that there are still plenty of camping spots.

Texas FlyFishers of Houston Event:  South Llano River float trip
When:     12-14 June, 2020
Where:       171 KC 150, Junction, Tx

Float the South Llano River, targeting Guadalupe Bass, Rio Grand Perch, and feisty sunfish.

Limited to 9 spots in the cabins.  Deposit for lodging locks the spot.  
Tent camping is still available, and encouraged.

The Evite Link  is active.   Please use it, as it makes it easier for me to track. See below to reserve your spot in a cabin.  River conditions need to be checked a few days before the event.

Start Time:  Friday afternoon 1500

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

FRC Radio channel 16

Trip Description:  See below…

Day 1: The first meeting of the trip will be at: Bon Ton Roulet Cabins, 171 KC 150, Junction, Texas, 76849 

We’ll meet at this area getting our casting skills honed, and practicing with various flies.  We can launch from the pickup point and go upriver, fishing as we go.  Bratwurst on the grill for dinner at our camp, not firm, yet.

Day 2:   Group 1.  Launch from second crossing US-377 down to KC150.  This is just a little over 3 miles of water, and is very easy to get a lot of good fishing in.
Start:  30.362156, -99.889391  End:  30.393194,-99.881807

Livery will be a DIY again this year.
Day 2:   Group 2.   First crossing all the way to the camp site.  See below for distances, etc.
Pot luck dinner Saturday night.

Day 3: First crossing bridge where the river crosses US 377.  We will fish downstream to the second crossing.  Day 2

How to sign up (Limited to 9 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: Required  Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.  I will try to have extras on hand.  Download PDF form here.

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:  : Bon Ton Roulet Cabins, 171 KC 150, Junction, Texas, 76849 

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 Repellent
• Hat, Polarized Glasses
• First Aid Kit
• Drinking water!

Recommended Equipment:
Canoe or kayak
Neoprene or canvas boots to prevent burned feet and allow wading on rocky bottoms
3-7 wt fly rod with floating line
Extra rod
GPS with spare batteries
Rain gear (check the weather)

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: Reservations are confirmed for Texas FlyFishers for this adventure.  Electricity, A/C, heater, ceiling fan and a refrigerator.  Outside you’ll find a BBQ grill and picnic table. Final cost for lodging will be split between participants.  Expected to be less than $100/person.

Lodging assignments (Deposits received) :

Cabin 1: 1Queen, 1Full, 3 Cot spaces, 1 short Couch
Q: (Larry Mc, $20 Deposit in transit)
F: (Puck, $40 Trip leader)
C1: This spot is open
C2:  This spot is open
C3:  This spot is open

Cabin 2: 1King, 1Queen, 2 Cot spaces
K: ( G. Wells, $45 Deposit in hand)
Q:  (Ron M.  $20 Deposit in transit)
C1:  This spot is open
C2:  This spot is open

1. Patty
2. Loretta
3. Ken K.
4. Paul R.
5. Tom S.
6. John E.

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