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

  • The sea is too strong to resist

    When the recreational cod fishery ends, Goldie and I are going camping and salmon angling for a week. I’m planning to pitch a tent at Sir Richard ...

  • Codspeed, one and all

    As of my writing time, the Newfoundland and Labrador recreational cod fishery has been in full swing for two days. The season runs from July 18 ...

  • Practice (safe) shooting

    I had the where-to-find-the-ducks issue all sorted out through my pre-season scouting. For that part of the game I had done my full due ...

  • Tenting and fishing the Big Land

    We pitched side by side, our two 10 feet by 12 feet Labrador tents. One was designated as the cooking, socializing and wader drying tent. It’s a ...

  • Let it rain

    The Rock is so well know for the later that we’ve coined an acronym for it, springtime RDF — only in Newfoundland, I’m thinking.It was actually ...

  • The lighter side of tenting

    I draw the line on camping at microwaves and flat-screen televisions. Watching the NHL playoffs via satellite receiver while sitting in a leather ...

  • Greenland fishery is killing our salmon

    This week I intended to give some advice on tents for summer camping excursions, and maybe a bit about warm weather sleeping bags; I’m shopping ...

  • In pursuit of springers

    Fishy Labradorians, and islanders who travel to the Big Land to fish, must wait until June 15. I’m not sure why Labrador rivers open later. The ...

  • Capture the magic

    Nowadays digital is the way to take pictures, and it’s extremely rare to encounter anyone with an actual film camera. Just about everybody has a ...

  • The Portland Creek hitch

    For those of you who don’t know, I’ll give you a quick synopsis on fishing the hitch. First, you attach your fly to the tippet or leader with a ...