Back when I was HB, me and the RM, would play hot and cold, with peoples shit.
If they left it layin in front of the boat shed till morning, we would just take and hide it everywhere. Hang there pfd in a tree, a guide paddle on the roof...
My favorite was putting a guides throw bag in the engine compartment of one of the old busses, he never did find that, and watching him get really anxious just before the trip, was very enjoyable! ( I did give it back just before he left the boat yard). After a couple of really fun weeks, newer guides leaving there crap all over, came to an end. Fixed the problem, and was good fun for the crusty old salt, as well!
The river probably thought, “ he is such an insignificant, pitiful, little creature, with such a short time to live, I will let him go this time, and try to teach him something” - Buzz Holmstrum