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

  • Paul Smith: Snook on the beach

    So many Newfoundlanders go south for warmer and sunny weather. Many go to Cuba, Mexico or the Dominican Republic. Of these popular destinations, ...

  • Paul Smith: Salmon fishing in style

    It’s not unlike the chaotic turbulence of a gurgling spring brook. Sometimes I sit at my computer with no concrete decision made on exactly what ...

  • Paul Smith: We’re not with the program

    The anadromous brown trout might well be the most intriguing and sought game fish on the planet. Many well-heeled anglers think so. We don’t show ...

  • Paul Smith: A scoff of moose and onions

    I didn’t tell Goldie a thing about my first tattoo, fearing some measure of disapproval. This was enough years ago that sporting ink would not be ...

  • Paul Smith: Good gun hunting

    Most of us outdoorsy folks are feeling the itch to fish, hike, paddle canoes and pitch tents. Summer is just around the corner. Although there ...

  • Paul Smith: The pulse of the Earth

    I love those homeward bound sailor tattoos, full canvas and a majestic clipper ship heeled hard to starboard. Sailing is an itch I need to ...

  • Paul Smith: Choose your shades wisely

    That was the initial error in my quest for tarpon, the saltwater silver king. At that time in life I had never set eyes on a real ...

  • Paul Smith: Stirred up about salmon

    We were headed to the cabin on foot for a cook-up, and considering it’s about a five-kilometre, mostly uphill walk, any reduction in energy ...

  • Paul Smith: A good day to hone an axe

    Normally, or typically, I’d be happy about the stormy weather. I’d be figuring on a powdery hike to my cabin. But the snow was predicted, ...

  • Paul Smith gives a trout primer

    Once, I walked to my cabin on snowshoes and had my fill of crisp, freezing-cold air. It was wonderful, but didn’t last. It’s been mild now for ...