"Men may dam it and say that they have made a lake, but it will still be a river. It will keep its nature and bide its time, like a caged animal alert for the slightest opening. In time, it will have its way; the dam, like the ancient cliffs, will be carried away piecemeal in the currents."
Arkansas has fabulous flyfishing for trophy trout in the tailwaters of the White River and the Arkansas and Red Rivers, where each year, brown trout over 10 pounds are taken. Kinder and Limbaugh cover all of the fisheries, both rivers and lakes, teaching how and when to fish them in The Flyfisher's Guide to Missouri and Arkansas.
The classic Topo DesignsKlettersack is an ideal travel companion, workmate or pack mule for the daily hike or paddle on a lazy river. It has 1000d Cordura for the exterior and coated pack cloth for an entirely lined inner compartment.
There are a few pieces of gear that should always be mandatory when on any adventure in nature. One of those pieces is a Case knife. It can be used for simply cutting things like fishing line and rope or for a larger job like cleaning your dinner.