Originally Posted by durangloski
Most of the above responses are disproved HERE:
I don't see how.
You make the case to have flip lines of some type available as most people above said. I have a feeling all the hubub about the "auto locker" could have come from a typo by that poster. Most seem to agree that a screwgate locker is best.
On the boat flip lines are great if they are rigged. If you're pushing rubber for money, how many outfitters are going to pay for fancy fliplines to get worn out, lost, broken and stolen. The prepared guide should have something available besides the paddle and the bowline.
I have a much loved and discontinued NRS Raft Guide around the waist throwbag with a pocket for a flipline. There are loops for spare locking biners and the whole thing is quick release.
Before that I used what is called a Highwayman's Hitch to secure my flipline in a quick release fashion around my waist. If I put it in my pocket I wouldn't have room for a spare PBR.