Sounds like a good opportunity to meet some people and learn something new. I am very new to fly fishing. I have been out about 4 or 5 times for Steelhead (no luck), and about the same on the Yakima (again, no luck yet). I have yet to do any Lake fishing, but from what I've read here it is a good time. I'd like to get out there on Friday night. I would be leaving Seattle around 5 pm and I am not sure what it will take timewise. On to the serious questions. Any recommendations on a decent waterproof tent? I have a 6 wt. with WF floating line and an 8 wt. with Rio Versatip. I am guessing the 6 wt.? Do I need sinking line for lakes or are sinking tips OK? And what would you recommend as far as this. What types of flies should I have with me? I am pretty set up with dry flies and nymphs. I have no idea what chironomids are, but I am guessing that may be in the answer. And for my final question (promise), I assume I need some sort of floating device. I have read many of the recommendations here and will look into those if the answer is yes. I have regular breathable waders. Are these OK for floating or do you recommend neoprenes? Thanks for any input.