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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  • Salmon may swim again in Rennie’s River

    Last week I wrote about black powder and muzzleloading rifles. I planned to continue with Part II this week, and tell you all about my very first ...

  • Black powder — now and then

    A few weeks back, I talked about muzzleloading, black powder, and the famous Kentucky long rifle. I mentioned at the time that I was dabbling in ...

  • Arctic melting: definitely not a good thing

    The data is pretty much in and we are certain that salmon returns for 2012 were way down from the previous two years, 2011 and 2010. That’s no ...

  • The British Enfield — tried and true

    It’s moose hunting time again. The 2012 hunt began a week ago. As Buddy Wasisname sings, “Got to get me moose, b’y.” I have a licence, and I’m ...

  • Set the spanker

    Who knows what a spanker is? I was afloat on the fishing grounds off Mad Rock last week, fishing for cod with my daughter Allison, and her ...

  • Eat your blueberries

    You get what you pay for. I believe this to be certainly true 90 per cent of the time, but on occasion one encounters amazing deals.I just bought ...

  • Opening day dawns

    It’s duck season again. The time to shoot waterfowl opened all over the island of Newfoundland Sept. 15 at daybreak. Labradorians have been ...

  • Northern Gateway Pipeline not worth the risk

    It is entirely understandable that with seven billion individual humans living on planet Earth, there will be a negative impact on the ...

  • Labour Day fun and relaxation outdoors

    I’m writing this piece on Labour Day, a time to relax and enjoy a break from the daily grind of earning your keep in the modern world. For most ...

  • Kentucky long rifle pioneered accuracy

    Have you ever thrown a football? Maybe you indulge in the odd game of rugby. If you’ve attempted either, you no doubt discovered post haste that ...