Never ceases to amaze me the deferential (?) names given to the same species of fish. Chinook/Spring/King/Tyee. Fishing with ordinary freshwater gear in the Pacific Ocean off the Queen Charlotte Islands 3 1/2 decades ago I discovered that "Springs" are a supreme battle 'to hang on to' compared to the ordinary local Coho salmon. They certainly didn't get the name "King salmon" for being royally weak, fat and sluggish. jake: Canada has been welcoming conscription resisters, 3rd world folks and war-torn country immigrants at an astonishing rate. What would happen if you were to wander across the border into the Yukon? Folks with gumption, skills and higher educations are appreciated over here. At least that's what I want to believe.