Another aspect that is often overlooked is wearing the right gear at the right time. For example, if you aren’t wading, don’t wear wading boots on the boat. They are hot and uncomfortable topside, and more importantly, they have many objects on them that can easily catch line and ruin your presentation. If your feet need sun protection, try wearing thin socks. Bare feet are best, but thin socks will still allow you to know if you are standing on the line. Also, on most equipped guide skiffs, there is no need to wear pliers on your belt, as fly line will always find a way to attach itself to these at the wrong moment. Pliers can stay with the captain or safely in your gear bag tucked away in the skiff. The guide will most likely help with any landed fish anyway. Basically, dressing appropriately and using the right gear at the right time helps alleviate potentially stressful situations, which somehow bonefish always seem to detect.