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

  • 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 ...

  • Winter camping then and now (Part 1)

    I remember my father telling about the first airplane he ever saw. He was standing on the edge of Matty’s Pond with a horse and sled loaded with ...

  • Max, an inspiring feline

    Winter is here and I’m excited. No day job rules my life today. I can just sit and enjoy my coffee.Wispy thoughts of what to do with a cold, ...

  • Snook fun on the beach

    It’s snowing outside and the white stuff is starting to accumulate on the ground. My still-green grass is finally covered. The forecast calls for ...