Profile of Paul Smith

Paul Smith, a native of Spaniard’s Bay, fishes and wanders the outdoors at every opportunity. He can be contacted at flyfishtherock@hotmail.com.

All articles of Paul Smith

  • April showers

    I did a little research to investigate where this phrase originated and what exactly it means, other than the obvious literal interpretation. It ...

  • Bologna sandwich costs angler a trophy fish

    Nowadays, the general medical and dietary consensus is that bologna, that wonderful meaty delicacy gifted to us humans from the gods, clogs our ...

  • Horse pee and salmon fishing

    The sun has finally reached the equator on its late winter northward journey, and spring has finally arrived. It’s been a long cold winter, even ...

  • The mystery of ice fishing

    You wouldn’t label my wife Goldie a bonafide outdoors person, not really, although she loves spending time outside in the summer sun. She adores ...

  • The mountains are blue

    I had the seven days off from my regular employment and felt compelled do something a bit on the adventurous side.Tent camping in winter is ...

  • Spruce traps and yoga

    Alan Cass of Bristol’s Hope is an outdoorsman and very knowledgeable historian. We had many long and interesting discussions about wandering the ...

  • Hockey, fly fishing and international relations

    Boy oh boy, were those boys from Finland ever tough to score on. Canada was forced to a shoot-out showdown with them in the qualifying round. The ...

  • Smartphones and beaver hats

    Before smartphones and Wi-Fi, I would have just sipped my coffee while peering outdoors at the raging storm of ice pellets, and my backyard ...

  • Bomber therapy

    Now with the Sochi Olympics on TV and the CBC app on my phone, it’s a tad more difficult than is normal to get myself downstairs and into my fly ...

  • You cook good rabbit

    I love eating rabbit. Pan-fried is a favourite, along with slow roasting at about 300 F and served with dark, thick gravy, flowery white spuds, ...