Board of Economists: By Chopper Only

The ultimate escape from work: heli-fishing in British Columbia

Next time the budget meetings and staff cuts and underwater options make you desperate to get far, far away, imagine this. You are standing on the sandbar of a wild river, casting a gaudy pink-and-purple Showgirl streamer at coho salmon the size of fence posts holding in a pool downstream. There's not another human within 100 square miles. The helicopter that dropped you off will return in four hours as the sun slips behind the mountains. By then you will have hooked at least 20 shining silver coho weighing from 8 lbs. to 15 lbs. You will have seen bears come...

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