These tips are excellent. Coach Duff's and Richard's are words to live by. My tips? They may be obvious for some, but.. #1 Always, always carry aquaseal #2 Only wear studs when you need to. If you you use a guide, don't wear them in his boat. If you are lucky enough to go to AK and get to fly out nothing will piss them off more than sliding around on your studs scratching up the boats and the airplane floats. #3 Dry bag backpacks are worth their extra weight. #4 Don't be a prick. Unless you own the land on which I'm standing, it is not "your river". #5 Teach a kid how to flyfish Did I mention aquaseal?