Salmon: "Why I Stopped"

June 28, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

In the B.C. Western Star, columnist Russell Wangersky writes eloquently about why he’s stopped salmon fishing. “July is racing towards us now, when the dragonfly larvae finally crawl up from the bottom and let their skins harden and split in the sun. Then, like bright needles, they will dart and hover in the air and eat many times their weight in blackflies. The outdoors will become slightly more habitable, until the cow bees hatch as well, to circle you like delta-winged biting drones, and those who fish salmon will occasionally even find themselves suddenly riverside in their dreams.”