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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  • Plenty goes into choosing correct rod

    Last week I chatted about the evolution of fly rods from fibreglass to graphite. Today’s general consensus in the angling world is that graphite ...

  • Maybe an outdoors-related gift for mothers, fathers days

    Mother’s and Father’s days are just around the corner. Maybe there’s something in the outdoor gear lineup that you’d just love the little ones — ...

  • Fiery start to barbecue season

    There's no doubt that spring is in the air. As I sit at my computer to write this column, my cheeks are burning and red from all that wonderful ...

  • Mayflies and the birth of fly-fishing

    Do you remember buying your first fishing rod? Or should I say, do you recall your father or mother giving you that first fishing pole? Many of ...

  • Spring trouting time

    If there was ever a man who loved trout fishing, it was my father, Maxwell Smith. He was born in 1912, the same year the Titanic smashed into one ...

  • A fine day for tinkering and oiling

    As I sit to write this week's column, there's a strong northerly wind whipping up snow outside my window. It's March 31, and I think we've just ...

  • Musical road to a fishing castle (Part 2)

    Last week's column ended with me chewing the fat and drinking black coffee in front of a smouldering peat moss fire in Balynahinch Castle, ...

  • The musical road to a fishing castle

    In 2006, when my youngest daughter Allison was in Grade 12, my wife Goldie and I tagged along on a musical tour of Ireland. I’d never imagined ...

  • A late winter's hike

    I've been getting in a wee bit of snowshoeing of late. It's kind of an in-between time for many outdoor pursuits. With the exception of coyotes, ...

  • Ice harmonics and safety

    Winter is chugging along and we are plummeting swiftly towards springtime - although last week we had the coldest winter day in three years, the ...