ProFishermanJones, top notch work for assisting a good friend of mine. Rich is an accomplished fisherman north of the border. The common thread up here this time of year is safety gear for winter fishing. Rich wears one of the best dry suits on the market and I'm glad he made it out alive. If you're going to fish cold water temps please spend the extra money to protect yourself from the elements. There's no amount of money thats worth your life so don't ever talk yourself out of getting the proper gear. Or even worse, don't let others talk you out of buying it.