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 many faces of camping

    What exactly is implied these days by the word camping? This past winter I did quite a bit of winter camping. We roughed it out 10 kilometres ...

  • The bomber and a bitter lesson

    I awoke this morning to a downpour of rain driven near horizontal by barbecue-toppling winds. No matter what the weather or daily schedule, my ...

  • Tea, kung fu and the Kelly kettle

    Tea is a wonderful indulgence — soothing, healing and refreshing, a calming organic antidote to life’s stressful days, long hours of toil and ...

  • The early bird doesn’t always catch the worm

    It’s an old traditional expression that I’m sure you’ve all heard on occasion: “The early bird catches the worm.” My grandmother said it to me ...

  • Hook and release: friend or foe?

    The weather in Newfoundland is oh so tricky and mischievous. Yesterday, spring was in the air, folks were outside in their yards raking and ...

  • Sleeping with coyotes

    A while back, I dared say that coyotes were not solely responsible for the woodland caribou decline on the island portion of Newfoundland and ...

  • Seatrout: an international celebrity

    I haven’t written much about fishing in a while. Relatively speaking, it’s been a bit of a cold and snowy winter — not as harsh as winters I ...

  • Beat winter blues with ground moose

    My, how the time flies — a cliché, yes, but oh so true.I wish there was some way I could slow the hour hand and calendar. If only days could drag ...

  • Listen to the pain

    I was once a staunch advocate of manning up and getting things done. You’re shovelling snow and your back hurts a bit? Ignore the pain and dig in ...

  • Keep your feet warm and dry

    I hate having cold feet. I’m not talking about my feet being chilled a wee bit from a draft while watching TV in the family room. When that’s the ...