Thanks very much guys, they're good tips. I'm definitely sure i'll find something more useful to burn $150 on than some pliers
Thanks for the reassurance.
I have some amber/green mirror Costa sun glasses i plan to use. Shielding and protecting myself from the sun is great advice, it would be awful to have my trip ruined by sun exposure.
I think i'll be mostly fishing from the bow of flats boat, what do people wear on their feet when in one of these things?