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

  • Putting Damascus steel to the test

    I love knives. This might be one of the most politically incorrect statements I’ve ever made — if taken by readers the wrong way. Let me explain ...

  • Snow’s a blessing

    There’s no snow just yet, at least not here on the Avalon, although I did see a few fluffy white flakes blowing in the wind early one recent ...

  • Life with Barney

    I had a dog once named Barney. He was one of those beagles who loved nothing more in life than chasing rabbits. Although he slept in the house ...

  • Muzzleloader moose

    Two weeks ago I wrote about black powder and some associated history. In recent years, muzzleloading and black powder have made a bit of a ...

  • 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 ...