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

  • Chris’s Rock

    I forget lots of stuff, but I’m happy to recall this day in vivid living, albeit mental colour space. That day I carried no camera, and my jury ...

  • My first Newfoundland kayak adventure

    Yes indeed, we get our share of nasty and stay-indoors kind of weather, but you know what? I think it inclines us to appreciate the sunshine so ...

  • Salmon news and blues

    I’ll do the math pertaining to my most persistent unrewarded hunt for the big fellas; those gigantic early run silvers that entice fly tossers to ...

  • A simple tool — or not?

    You might think that choosing what is essentially a spool for holding line to be a decision of lesser complexity. In simpler times, it was. ...

  • A Pontiac and rubber boots

    I got tons of feedback on that one. I ended up doing a telephone interview with Jamie Baker on CBC’s “Fisheries Broadcast.” They typically talk ...

  • Renaissance fly fishing

    I suppose I spent more than a reasonable share of time doing physics problems and figuring out stuff with numbers and equations.Nowadays, I’m ...

  • Camping, then and now

    The typical camping demographic has metamorphosed into an almost unrecognizable recreational phenomenon. I shudder, question, and wonder when I ...

  • Time for political action on trout

    The “it” refers to the all-knowing meteorologists of the world.I love it; picked it up through many weeks of salmon fishing around the Plum Point ...

  • Trout fishing: we need serious research

    It seems that the big rod companies have fantastic customer service. Folks emailed and told me stories of how they had broken their prized ...

  • So, you need a new fly rod

    The lowly mackerel makes amazing table fare as well.Why is it a good time to buy a fly rod? Well, first off, inland trouting is closed for a ...