Bring meds for the flu, cold, soar throat, the shits, etc. Seems like there's always somebody that brings a bug onto the boat. Fishing conditions constantly change, daily or even hourly. If I'm going on a LR trip and getting on a boat that's doing a turn-around, I would rather hear that the fishing was kind of tough, rather than hear that it was WFO...cause I know it's going to be different by the time we get to where we're going. Enjoy every trip like it could be your last, because it just may be. Shit happens. If you're having a tough day and getting frustrated, take a break for a few minutes, grab a cold refreshment, go up top, take a few deep breaths, and watch what's going on down below. Remember to relax and breath when fighting a nice fish...let that high-dollar tackle do the job you bought it for.