No, I am quite ordinary as well.
But with a severe interest for fishing.
And my company is stable and I can combine travels with fishing. Software is good in that respect, because the further you go from Sweden, the cheaper the developers become. So I as long as I have projects, I have a reason to travel for recruitment.
ABU used to be great but today I would not invest in a reel from them if I was fishing in saltwater. I use Shimano, Daiwa and Penn.
I saw a GT looking fish on a picture, caught in Siargao, so a popper or two in the boat maybe could come in handy also outside Davao. I will bring a couple and then if we go for fishing, we can give it a try. My friend makes poppers himself. Not sure what the tool is called in English but "svarv" we call the tool he use in Swedish.