“God damn it, I had paid, and paid big, to keep those bastards at bay. I let out a big whoop, in celebration and then deliberately made the longest cast I’d ever made, …which converted into another salmon in the air and then on the bank.”


Russ was a man who stuck to his beliefs about fishing and art and living, and grew up fishing during times that he…” naively assumed would continue to happen.”


But they didn’t. They came to an end.

Russell Chatham passed away yesterday in Northern California…he was 80.