South Llano River float trip, 2022 (20-22 May)

Gathering for lunch

Limited to 7 spots in the cabins.  Deposit for lodging locks the spot.  
Tent camping is still available, and encouraged.

I don’t plan to send the E-vite out, but it is active.   Please use it, as it makes it easier for me to keep a headcount. 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

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.  Potluck at the grill for dinner at our camp.

Day 2:  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,-99.88180

Livery will be a DIY again this year. Pot luck dinner Saturday night. Day 3: First crossing bridge where the river crosses US 377. We will fish downstream to the second crossing. Or we could retrace our steps from day 2.

How to sign up (Limited to 7 cabin beds, but tent camping is available):

  1. Evite link to be updated
  2. Email the trip leader
  3. If we are lucky, sign up at a meeting

How to get waiver forms: Required Waiver of Liability, see below, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.

TFF RELEASE OF LIABILITYDownload

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:  : 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
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
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 $200/person.

Lodging assignments (Deposits received) :

Work in progress as of 2022-02-10-1700

Cabin 2: BED 1: Larry McCarver; BED 2: Glen Wells; COUCH: OPEN
Cabin 1: BED 1: Ozzy/son; BED 2: John Eldred

Camping at Bon Ton Roulet: Puck, Others ???
Camping at State Park: Tom S, Steve T:

NO air mattresses! Air mattresses will go flat.

Tent camping is available, and highly encouraged.

If we run out of beds on this event, bring a tent, or arrange for lodging in the local motels. Or put a refundable deposit down for a “waiting list”

One thought on “South Llano River float trip, 2022 (20-22 May)

  1. Hey Puck. FYI….Myself, Paul Robertson, Steve Edwards, and Steve Tomlinson have made camping reservations at the State Park but will be joining the group for all activities. The camping area at Bon Ton Roulet has been rather primitive for the last 2 years due to lack of maintenance, so we decided to go to the park for better amenities. Tom

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