I want to travel the world. I love to fly fish. But…I don’t have enough money to go on a luxurious, guided, all-inclusive trip to a gorgeous exotic location. At least not like the ones that I have been seeing in the magazines. I wish I could find a place to go that I can experience crazy good, low-cost travel. Where I could stay like a local and fish. Well, actually, not just fish, but experience big catch fly fishing. Does this even exist? I’m just your average Joe with a normal job.
I’ve said this to myself so many times…perhaps it sounds familiar to you too.
Still, I’m drooling over pictures and videos online. I’m ready to go, but then I look at the price tag. Sure I would contemplate selling a kidney to get access to the water. But it feels like maybe I should keep both kidneys intact for now.
Then I found Meanderbug and heard their story (and checked their price tag). And it happened. I took a day while I was in Montenegro and fished on the Tara River. They set me up with a guide who arranged my local license. He knew the best spots, supplied the flies that worked, and the knowledge to catch fish. Here’s the kicker, I kept both of my kidneys. It was actually affordable. It was at the very end of the season, but I was still giddy to be out there in such a place.
A bonus to the fly fishing was the farm stays. Meanderbug didn’t stick me in a 5-star resort like so many of the other inclusive trips I found. I was able to stay like a local and experience the great food and great lifestyle Montenegro has to offer in the farm network they are developing. I stayed at an older couple’s farm and they cooked all my meals on their wood stove for me. It quickly became as much of a cultural experience as it was a fly fishing adventure.
I knew my hard earned money was going to help out a local village and not just another resort. Overall what a great experience. Go fly-fishing for Grayling, Brown Trout, Marbled Trout, and Danube Salmon. Stay in a comfortable, local village home. Eat local, organic foods. And help the families that are opening their homes for these amazing adventures.
I keep watching the video and pictures of the recent big catch fly fishing adventures. I can’t wait to go back and take my kidneys (and my wife) with me.
Check out available big catch fly fishing adventures in Montenegro or talk with Meanderbug about other options.