You taking input on that last statement? Oh yeah, liking what I'm reading! I started my year trading frames with Riverman, got a set of 14' Maxxons and assembled my cataraft. Can haul lots of gear, me and two friends or best of all, my whole family. It just does not get better than this: View attachment 37481 And these water proof and warm protective pants with integrated footwear and designed for kids fly rods with a lower handle to ease the intro to fly fishing. View attachment 37482 Quite a few outings on that boat and the water with great friends, but the Yakima trip with the whole family and the friends we shared that great weekend with was the best trip, despite several really awesome trips, this year. Close contenders: Used water master kodiak (thanks to Commander Scoones for the pick and delivery and to Freestone for the outrageous find!) Fishpond Flint Hills Vest...this was a gift for father's day. Best vest for carrying only what you need that I've ever tried.