Truth is, when you go this far afield, and you are on a "trip of a lifetime," you don't have any wiggle room when it comes to the gear you choose. Going to the Dean, you have a 50-pound weight limit to fly in with. You're going to catch some of the hottest, toughest fish in the world. And if something fails, you're SOL. There's no backup plan. Believe me, I get asked to 'try this and test that' all the time, and I am normally happy to do so. But when I go fishing for myself in a place that really matters, I don't jack around. I work with the stuff that I trust.