Please take a camera! I have fished for many years and until i started using this site to document my days in paradise i never had a camera. You don't know how many good times how many great days with my best friends and kids my late father.....damn my grandpa. Not a picture!!!!! It is just as important to have that camera to document these great moments as it is to have a your rod and reel. Please look at it this way, if you go out and don't catch a fish, which all of us do from time to time, at least you will catch a few shots of your freinds, birds, beavers or scenery. I would like to thank Big Bluegill for giving me a forum to post my pictures and share with allot of new friends that I know enjoy what i was doing that day.