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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  • Eating gear for road or trail

    I have a new and very lightweight six-foot fibreglass fly rod, specifically for smaller gullies and little brooks. Stay tuned. It’s going to be ...

  • Build a fence

    For those of you who don’t already know, I’ll briefly outline the changes. The focus seems to be the Avalon Peninsula. There are no significant ...

  • Calling the wild

    I prayed to appropriate deities for snow in January, but not now. It’s time for open water and fly fishing. But the gods have their own agenda, ...

  • The American Man

    Given the close proximity of Spider Pond’s outflow to where the winter slide path left the ice cover, it’s no surprise that the accident ...

  • In celebration of spring

    The big snow came late this winter. On Monday past, 40-plus centimetres of that wonderful fluffy white stuff fell on the Conception Bay North ...

  • Horses, men and thin ice

    Back in the old days, before electric heat and oil furnaces, everyone either had to cut or buy wood to heat their houses. Having a horse in the ...

  • Luxury back-country ice fishing — Part 2

    Hey, I met one of you guys on Castors River a few years back, below the Ledges Pools, in front of the old Rumbolt Camp. I knew I saw you ...

  • Luxury back country ice fishing

    Yesterday it was very cold and windy, but despite that, my buddy Rob and I made the journey into the backwoods for a day of ice fishing on Cat ...

  • Hexagenia lessons in the backwoods

    I hate rain in winter but I’ll make the best of it tomorrow and run up around the bay to hunt for a few seatrout. A buddy of mine spotted some ...

  • Light my fire

    Or you could sustain serious dents to your reputation as an outdoor enthusiast. If the flame fizzles to nothing, your armour is surely damaged. ...