Please wear a Personal Floatation Device when you fish from a boat. Weird things can happen quickly on the water. I know it might make you hotter, and and maybe restrict your casting motion, make you think you look nerdy, whatever. But pilots have a saying about flying in bad weather: "I'd rather be on the ground wishing I was in the air than be in the air wishing I was on the ground." Well, I'd rather be in a boat wishing I wasn't wearing a life vest, than in the water wishing I had one on.