Half of my left arm is dedicated to salmon fishing in ink.
Salmon fishing is far more than fishing to me, it's something that is near impossible to describe. The high from standing in a river as a cool morning mist rises, tying a fly that may have been fished by my great great grandfather to the end of a tippet, casting to a mysterious fish that has traveled so far to where its ancestors once swam, just each step in the angling for these creatures is so amazing, I have goosebumps just thinking about it!
Everyone has their style and methods, I prefer to fish old scottish patterns from the spey and dee rivers on big, loud, english reels.
Also, you didn't specify the species, there's a big difference in what you can get away with in the different species.
The tug is the drug