Are you ready to relax? Do you want to be challenged? Then come fly fishing with us! Beginner and advanced fly fishers are welcome. Don’t have equipment? No worries, we will provide it for you.
Come to Scotland to catch a well-deserved break, and learn something new.
Fly fishing: active yet relaxing in nature!
According to a Gallup poll, 40% of people are either stressed or worried. According to multiple studies, people that are more connected to nature are normally calmer, and more mindful. This is one of the big reasons why many people go fishing; to find more peace in their mind. However, to most people traditional fishing is a bit boring as you are sitting, waiting for the fish to catch your bait. On the other hand, fly fishing is a more active style of fishing, as it puts you right in the middle of it all, and challenges you against the fish.
What is ‘fly fishing’?
Fly fishing is a technique for catching fish in streams, where you place your bait on the top of the water. This will make it seem as if a bug or invertebrate has landed on the top of the water or slightly below the water's surface. This will cause the fish to eat the bait. With fly fishing, you will typically stand in the middle of a stream, casting over and over, trying to find where the fish are hiding. However, this does come with a challenge, as you are trying to imitate how a fly would land on the water. This means that you need to place the bait at the exact right stop, in the exact right way so the fish come up and take it. If you land the bait on the water too hard, it will scare all the fish away.
Suitable for everyone!
Benefits of fly fishing
The reason fly fishing is becoming so popular is because of the many benefits that it gives you. Different to traditional fishing where you sit for a couple of hours, fly fishing helps provide a low-impact, full-body workout, where you are able to burn 500 to 1,500 calories during this activity while having fun.
According to Cigna's 2020 Loneliness Index, three in five adults report that they are feeling lonely. Fly fishing can help add meaningful social connections with like-minded individuals, or improve the bonding with your friends. If adding/improving your social connections is not your intention, psychologists suggest that fly fishing is a good way of giving yourself some “me time.” This can help you gain a new perspective on day-to-day challenges, enabling you to be able to cope with life’s demands better.
In addition, fly fishing can give you a boost in brain power. As it takes practice and patience to cast into the precise places where fish are likely to be hiding, and it uses brain power to be able to perfect new techniques or pick up new fly fishing tips. The focused attention and rapid reaction time involved in fly fishing will likely strengthen your mind.
Finally, while fly fishing, you will be in a beautiful environment, able to enjoy a wonderful view. According to Ulrich (1991), being in nature, or even viewing scenes of nature, reduces anger, fear, and stress and increases pleasant feelings.
What you can expect?
Apart from having a relaxed weekend away with yourself, and with other like-minded individuals, we will make your experience even less of a hassle, by having a schedule made for you, so that you do not need to think about anything else but clearing your mind, and enjoying the experience of fly fishing.
This is an example of a fly fishing program:
Upon arrival in Scotland, you will be collected from Aberdeen Airport. Check-in at our off-grid cabin in Inchmarlo. Time to relax and get used to the peaceful environment.
We will start the morning with a real Scottish breakfast. Afterwards, you will be taken to a river and given fly fishing instructions. Faster than you think you are in the river yourself. With the rippling of the water and the concentration on fly fishing, you will be completely at peace. After lunch, it is time to relax. In the evening, after drinks, we cook a delicious meal together at the campfire.
Another day with another fishing adventure. As the more often you go in the river, the more at peace you will be. After fishing, we will have lunch at the cabin in nature. We will also close this day with a drink and a joint meal.
It's time to end the adventure. After breakfast, we will take you back to the airport.
Do you want to know more about fly fishing?
We are offering you to come fly fishing in Scotland in 2023 for the competitive price of 1350 euros pp, excluding flight Amsterdam - Aberdeen vv. Everything else is included for a four-day trip. This is the introductory price.
Contact Jasper now without obligation to book or for more information.