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.

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  • We want more time to fish

    Tomorrow there’s a wind warning issued for gusts up to 120 km/h from the south. According to the bright red alert on my smart phone, folks should ...

  • What do I really need to shoot a moose?

    You can search for recipes online, stick with family traditions, or just let your culinary imagination run wild.This week I’m going to chat about ...

  • Tough choices for moose

    I’m going there soon and that will be another story for a later date. I’m working on my habla español. For now, it’s time to hunt moose here on ...

  • Roast duck and nesting boxes

    It’s essential for culinary excellence and scrumptious golden brown skin that you pick the bird and not just peel off the skin. Eider ducks have ...

  • The evolution of a deck

    As most followers of this column likely know, I have a hunting cabin. My buddy Robert and I built it and maintain it in a totally non-legal, ...

  • S’Mores and sheepshanks

    Earlier, we had a fire in our backyard chiminea and made S’Mores. Our granddaughter, Rory, is out around the bay for a few days and loves ...

  • Behold the Gander River boat

    Of course, it passes through Gander Lake along the way, one of Newfoundland’s biggest and deepest lakes. We actually call it a lake, and not a ...

  • Enjoying the wilderness on the wings of a Beaver

    Think of your favourite artwork depicting folks doing stuff around woods and waters. I bet canoes are in there, either front and centre or ...

  • On swaying hay and biting salmon

    I chose a mix of timothy hay and two varieties of clover, according to my farming buddies, a hardy and robust sort of grass that doesn’t require ...

  • Rolling caplin and the guff line

    I can recall the joy of running out in the ocean with Dad and attempting to scoop them up in my hands. That particular technique never really ...