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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  • Behold the Gander River boat

    Of course, it passes through Gander Lake along the way, one of Newfoundland’s biggest and deepest lakes. We actually call it a lake, and not a ...

  • Enjoying the wilderness on the wings of a Beaver

    Think of your favourite artwork depicting folks doing stuff around woods and waters. I bet canoes are in there, either front and centre or ...

  • On swaying hay and biting salmon

    I chose a mix of timothy hay and two varieties of clover, according to my farming buddies, a hardy and robust sort of grass that doesn’t require ...

  • Rolling caplin and the guff line

    I can recall the joy of running out in the ocean with Dad and attempting to scoop them up in my hands. That particular technique never really ...

  • Epiphany on the Veteran’s Highway

    I suspect my resolution enroute to teach physics will not have significantly far reaching effects on the planet, unlike the other Paul, Saul ...

  • Brook trout heaven

    Our ponds, lakes, streams and gullies are brimming with brook trout. By the way, you might know them as mud trout. That’s how many of us refer to ...

  • Chris’s Rock

    I forget lots of stuff, but I’m happy to recall this day in vivid living, albeit mental colour space. That day I carried no camera, and my jury ...

  • 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. ...