June 12, 2009
By Glenna Noret
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The cool waters of the South Llano River were a welcomed relief from the record heat that welcomed us to Junction. Once again, the wonderful folks at Dos Rios Best Western provided us with great accommodations and a great location for our Friday evening Mullet Mixer. A big thanks to the Chamber of Commerce for the goodie bags that were waiting at the hotel for attendees! As always, the Friday night Mullet mixer had wonder food and there were numerous requests for recipes. (Note: Make sure to get copies of those recipes to Susan Dymond for the next TWFF cookbook!) A short business meeting was held and Walter Curry of the South Llano River Lodge was able to talk briefly about the river and the best time to fish, then everyone made plans for the next day’s fishing.
Some folks hit the water early, but Mary Rohrer met seven young folks at Morgan Shady and gave them their first fly fishing lesson. It was amazing to watch Mary work with each of them. She even floated the river and watched over a couple of the guys from Georgia! I think one young man headed back to Georgia with a crush on her; at least he said she was the nicest lady he met all weekend!
Karla Grimwood on the Llano River
Saturday evening, we all headed out to Cavu Canyon Ranch for dinner. Food was provided by Paul Ramsdell, owner of the Dos Rios Best Western and prepared by Walter and Susan Curry of the South Llano River Lodge, Lynn and Bob Foreman owners of Cavu Canyon Ranch, and several volunteers from Junction’s Meals on Wheels. It was a beautiful place, great fun and wonderful food. We raised over $500 for the program. The best I could tell from the conversations Saturday evening, everyone caught fish. Some folks made a whole day of it, while others did short floats and just wade fished. Jack Janco caught the biggest fish – an 18 inch catfish on a 3 wt rod. As a result of his enormous efforts to land that sucker, he received the club’s first “Big Bertha Bass” traveling trophy award. Hope everyone got to see it; it is a one of a kind, and so was the outing!