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 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. ...

  • Catching winter trout while Jack Frost naps

    My mother loved to tell me how the snowdrifts in Spaniard's Bay reached tops of wire poles. I bet the poles were shorter then. Joking aside, ...

  • A guide to warm fingers and toes

    You might recall that photo my mother took of me moments after I returned from my very first camping adventure. Read more of Paul's columns If ...

  • Don’t sweat it

    I’ve written about tenting in the cold a few times previous and I’ve had lots of emails from folks either telling me how crazy I am or asking for ...