Randy & Casey,
On the river?? What about the person at the table next to you in a restaurant who thinks the person on the other end of the phone call can't hear them? We just left a place the other day because of a "Loud Talker" sounds like an old Seinfeld show line huh? This person had more calls coming in that the order-line at Domino's and it wasn't going to make our evening out very pleasant.
As for taking phone calls while out fishing I never have had one because like others I turn the phone off and keep it in a Zip Loc bag.
It sounds like you are a well rounded person, congratulations on all of your skills.