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

  • 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 ...

  • Aunt Stella’s ham and other Christmas treats

    We spend so much time and energy preparing for Christmas and it breezes by so quickly. Yesterday was Boxing Day and your belly is likely feeling ...

  • If you go chasing rabbits

    Just for the sake of comparison, last year I hiked and hunted on snow for the whole 12 days of Christmas. The snow came with a vengeance in ...