I'll be able to spend a whole month in Alaska this comming summer. My son and three of my grandsons will be joining me for the first ten days and after thier depature I'll be left alone as my bride of nearly 40 years has decided she would rather go to Rome. Now I have absolutely no problem with the concept of fishing alone. Most of my life I have actually prefered fishing alone. There is a lot to be said about the advantages of fishing alone but that isn't why I started this thread. I have decided to invite someone to share at least part of my trip with. I need some help in creating a list of qualifying characteristics to eliminate any mismatches. So far i have the following: 1. Must be easily outfished ...bad for my ego to be outdone. 2. Doesn't snore...I need my sleep (I snore but don't like others to do so) 3.Finacially irresponsible ...first to reach for wallet when the check comes at the restraunt. 4.Tacklehead...it's a good thing to have at least three of everything, one for me, one for you, and one for a spare. 5. Fly tying addict....should come to Alaska with at least 1500 flies, I'll have only a thousand and might want to borrow some. 6. Tech head...very proficient with knot tying, rigging, reel repair, it is good to have a Macguyver along for the inivietable "breakdowns". 7. Willingness to participate.... be able to fish at least 20 hours each and everyday in all kinds of weather. 8. Politcaly neutral... this is a fishing trip and that is all I want to talk about. 9. Good humored...laughter is way better to listen to than whinning. 10. Slightly overwieght..skinny guys have to eat more often wasting valuable fishing time. ........that's my "top ten"....can you add to it?