Others have already posted accurately on this one, but I thought I'd add my perspective. One can only learn so much sitting on the couch at home. So how about the a next step: Take an 18 day trip I'm 68. All but four were senior to me. All but one had more experience than me. I did not officially query each and every - but in response to the an ask about prior trips: Over 100, 60, 23 of this trip, 19 of this trip, All of these since 2004 and also the March version since 2010 ... There were many hundred man/trips of experience. Many had been on the March 2006 trip with 88 cows! Roy Rose -27 years. Dharyl Shelborne -30 years. Eddie Felarca - 15 on the RP. Captain Tommy -15. Chris Garcia -10 years at 100 days a year on the RP, with the other half of his life in Alaska. Not a single That Guy No one pushy with their preferences, but all happy to share in the most generous way anything they thought might make anyone else's trip better. 16 anglers on the RP -- Um - not crowded Old fashioned group? Well, I had hoped to see people that were good at it tie the FG knot. It is a fact that fully half had never tied one and many had never heard of one! If anyone was wondering if I had taken too much stuff - I took 12 rigs. I counted - there were 226 ready to go in the racks, so I was below average. (16 anglers, not counting boa stuff) Fishing was felt to be above average for Wahoo, maybe a bit below average for numbers of YFT, but above for quality: A sampling - Best YFT 266. All the Wahoo looked big, but I was not around when the weighed for the Friends of Rollo prize "Best Wahoo not on troll" I have see a lot of Wahoo -- these were generally very big! Fun fact: There have been some threads on boots, with deference paid to the tried and true XtraTuf. Well on the day we started fishing there were 11 different brands on peoples' feet: And Don Burnsides' -with the resole almost worn off: The weather: From not ideal: To a notion of perfect for some, shot with panorama: The morning before boarding the tide would have great for loading: Look at that level ramp. Then when it was time for the Red Shirts to do their thing: For those that were wondering how they do that -- it is beautifully aided by PIGSAC technique (Pull Intently Grunt Strain and Curse) and this elegant steel rail: They keep the front right corner of the cart angled into this rub-rail. I suspect there are limits to photos per post, so "To be continued ..."