I wil try to help you out with the first half of your problem since 15 people looked at your call for help and has said nothing. Cabelas makes a Brush Buster Waterfowl wading jacket. It is a 4 in 1 jacket system that is completley water proof. It is a tough jacket and I use it. It is spendy, but it will last for years. By the way, try wearing your jacket inside your waders, and you won't have as many worries. And what is the purpose of bringing the cellphone to the duck blind? Because I having trouble thinking of a valid reason. As far as hunting the Res. I can't help you there.
It's hard to pull 1 inch through 6 inches of material while doing "the dance", and looking skyward.