To embrace and cultivate the emergence of a world without greed, Stripers Inc. practices the gift economy which focuses our intention on giving rather than receiving. We have no set rates, our service to you is a gift. We go fishing as friends and after the trip you are free to give in return what you feel the trip is worth to you. If you wish you can base your trip on an average rate you might expect from booking with another guide service, most start out around $300 for 1-2 people and average out around $125/person for 3 or more. Keep in mind that there will be no expectations as to what is given in return. Your return gift, or payment, will be completely up to you and will be received with love in gratitude and appreciation. Give what feels right given the experience, service rendered, as well as the conditions for the day.

Embracing the gift economy also allows us to focus on the experience of fishing without letting money and expectations diminish that in any way. It’s not all about catching fish. It is about watching the sunrise over the water. It’s about breathing in the fresh air, watching the light reflect off the waves, and it’s about the friendship and communion between souls, these experiences are priceless. We will make every effort to put fish in the boat, and we WILL catch fish, but the main priority is to enjoy the moment while it is there, savoring every second. Ultimately, we are at the mercy of mother nature and have no control over how many fish we will catch so there is no reason for a set rate. Each day is different, some days you catch more than others and regardless of how well the fish are biting, without having any expectations, the experience can always be enjoyed. By staying focused in the moment the fishing is always good even if the catching varies. So let us go fishing and may we stay focused always in the present experience, no worries, no expectations, just fishing.

*Large Groups of 7 or more people will have to operate based on a set rate of $125/person as we will be assisted with the service of other guides.

We are evolving as a species, we have to. The world can not continue to sustain the impact of our current system fueled by greed. A new paradigm is beginning to emerge, one of deep social change. In this new humanity we are evolving to become more open and accepting of others of different races and belief structures and ways of expressing ourselves. We are becoming more loving, focusing on giving rather than receiving. We are growing out of the darkness which no longer serves us and pushing up through the soil and into the light. This new paradigm emerging is multifaceted and taking root all over the world in all aspects of life, the gift economy is but one branch of a new era emerging. You can read more about the gift economy here, http://www.tikkun.org/nextgen/the-gift-economy-a-model-for-collaborative-community


 

I’ll be looking forward to fishing with you,
Brian