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

  • 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 ...

  • April showers

    I did a little research to investigate where this phrase originated and what exactly it means, other than the obvious literal interpretation. It ...

  • Bologna sandwich costs angler a trophy fish

    Nowadays, the general medical and dietary consensus is that bologna, that wonderful meaty delicacy gifted to us humans from the gods, clogs our ...

  • Horse pee and salmon fishing

    The sun has finally reached the equator on its late winter northward journey, and spring has finally arrived. It’s been a long cold winter, even ...

  • The mystery of ice fishing

    You wouldn’t label my wife Goldie a bonafide outdoors person, not really, although she loves spending time outside in the summer sun. She adores ...

  • The mountains are blue

    I had the seven days off from my regular employment and felt compelled do something a bit on the adventurous side.Tent camping in winter is ...

  • Spruce traps and yoga

    Alan Cass of Bristol’s Hope is an outdoorsman and very knowledgeable historian. We had many long and interesting discussions about wandering the ...

  • Hockey, fly fishing and international relations

    Boy oh boy, were those boys from Finland ever tough to score on. Canada was forced to a shoot-out showdown with them in the qualifying round. The ...

  • Smartphones and beaver hats

    Before smartphones and Wi-Fi, I would have just sipped my coffee while peering outdoors at the raging storm of ice pellets, and my backyard ...

  • Bomber therapy

    Now with the Sochi Olympics on TV and the CBC app on my phone, it’s a tad more difficult than is normal to get myself downstairs and into my fly ...