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

  • 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 ...

  • Counting salmon: more complex than you might think

    The days are growing longer and there’s yard work and jobs around the house that need tending to. The long, dark winter nights, perfect for tying ...