South Llano River

  • Event:  South Llano River float trip

    When:     12-14th of June, 2015
    Where:       Junction, Tx
    Start Time:  Friday afternoon at Morgan Shady Park.  Directions below.
    End Time:    Sunday at noon, or as close to it as we can get.
    Trip Leader:  Puck
    Phone:       281-865-32 one 6
    e-mail:     doncpuckett at geemale

    Trip Description:
    Day 1: The first meeting of the trip will be at Morgan Shady Park   Directions.
    We’ll wadefish this area getting our casting skill honed, and practicing with various flies.  Hot dogs and hambergers on the grill for dinner at Morgan Shady Park.

    Day 2:  Launch from just downstream of the State park with our livery service, and float down to Morgan Shady Park.  Bob from Fun In The Sun (325) 446-7265 will provide our livery service.  Currently (2014-05-12) he also has some kayaks for rent.  Pizza from the new local pizza place at the picnic tables at Morgan Shady Park.

    Day 3:  First crossing bridge where the river crosses US 377.  We will fish downstream to the second crossing.  This time I will bring a GPS.

    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: Your food, transportation, and lodging/camping fees.
    About $35 for both nights for A/C (more details to follow)[and you need to bring your own bedding and towels]  The first 12 people that sign up will have the first shot at sleeping in A/C.  We have all three rooms reserved, and they sleep 4 each.
    About $15 for both nights tent camping.  This depends on how many we get camping in tents.


    Directions to Morgan Shady Park.

    About the area:

    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
    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.

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