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.

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  • Christmas reflections

    I’m not likely to be spotted outside at night, Nikon on tripod, attempting some digital art in fog and rain. Give me a cold frosty night with ...

  • Christmas reads and spoon carving

    Personally, I think of Ray Mears. In my humble woodsy opinion, I think he’s the master of bushcraft media and education.I’m sure there are ...

  • Bald Headed Teacher on the hill

    I don’t like clearing windshields and driving on slippery roads to get to work, but I sure love hiking about in the snowy woods.I woke up this ...

  • Serious off-season salmon stuff

    In the context of the season, I have been writing about hunting and woods-related stuff. Last week I dealt with frozen boots, a far cry from July ...

  • Frozen boots are no fun

    I’ve returned from winter seatrout fishing late at night, and very sleepy, only to have my snoozing foiled and nullified by that most tingling ...

  • Oil pipeline not worth the risk

    Moose have been astronomically successfully since they were introduced to our fair island more than a hundred years ago. There is absolutely no ...

  • Clever tips for late-season moose

    My buddies and I were lucky this autumn; we killed a moose on each of the first two Saturdays in October — opening day and the one that followed. ...

  • Clean rifles and sweet dreams

    My quad is never clean. I’ve been known to go a full day without sweeping the cabin floor. Note I said cabin — woods cabin, where the boys and I ...

  • The compass rose

    These days, the majority of folks have no idea about magnetic directions. I know for sure and certain that young people are oblivious to any ...

  • An ode to the splitting knife

    The weather here is not always pleasant. Our forefathers did not stake land here for vacation cottages.There was a time when salt cod was ...