I have been river camping in Florida 2-4 times a year for longer than I care to admit. Always looking for a lighter quicker way to go a friend of mine wanted to get a hammock set up, I usually go for comfort but the idea intrigued me.
After poking around the net for a couple of months I ended up with an economical set up of a Hammock Bliss No See-um paired with Kelty Noah 9 tarp.
Had my first night out on the Little-Big Econ river a couple of weeks ago and I've gotta say it was one of the best nights on the river in a long time. Temp in the 50's clear sky so I didn't put the tarp up and I slept like a baby, I'm hooked.
One thing I did different that I haven't seen mentioned here, I dug out my 50+ year old Coleman sleeping bag in leau of a pad or under/over-quilt set up. It's the old school kind that has about 2" thick of cotton batting for insulation. Since it won't compress down any smaller than a 5 gal bucket, I figured it wouldn't compress underneath me and leave me with cold butt. It worked great, can't wait to try colder temps in January (with maybe a pad or emergency blanket along just in case).
Anyway a belated thanks to everyone who posts helpful information here, so lurkers like me can get a better head start.