Orvis brings us the life of a trout bum and it may make you want to retire early.
This great Orvis video shot in Patagonia demonstrates the life of a trout bum and it is sure to make you envious. Join Simon Perkins, a pro outfitter from Helena, Montana, as he shows how he spends his holidays, fishing of course.
This Patagonia trip truly captures the “trout bum” way of living and thinking. What 9 to 5 guy has not dreamed of cashing it all in and dedicating their life to their passion. Of course only a few select do it and it will remain a distant, yet pleasant dream, for the majority.
There however is ample opportunity, particularly for the lucky ones who retire with defined pensions from a previous career, and take up guiding on a seasonal basis. Many of the guides I know are retired police, paramedics and other services, including the military.
Instead of fading away into the sunset they have taken their passion and turned it into a full-time job for at least a couple of months. What a great way to keep yourself engaged and passing on knowledge to other fly anglers.