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

  • For the sake of oil we brave the unforgiving Seas

    My column averages about 800 words per week. I would need to write 258 consecutive columns to equal the verbal extant of Herman Melville’s great ...

  • Sad news for city anglers

    Each morning I read the news online over my coffee. Lately I amuse myself to full awareness with Donald Trump nonsense, and a newly opened ...

  • They only come out at night

    It is a very good time to get some writing done. Physical labour for this day is over and done with. I’ll exercise my brain and fingers for a ...

  • Ditching the Sunday drive

    Goldie has tagged along a few times and she loves it. This looks like an outdoor pursuit we will be able to enjoy together, with the bonus fresh ...

  • A Tale of Broken Rods — Part 2

    Hunting too, but not to near the same extent as chasing silver-finned creatures with a fly rod. You read last week how Matt Brazil and I had ...

  • A tale of broken fly rods – Part 1

    This ancient Viking and Sami land is home to reindeer herds, the world’s most northerly moose, birds of all descriptions, prolific wild-growing ...

  • Steaming in the fog

    I was expecting to see my boat laying lazily on the collar, or tugging and bouncing in the breeze. Of course I was wishing for light winds, the ...

  • Please focus on the facts

    Our crew has been doing a combined two-week salmon trip to the Northern Peninsula and Southern Labrador for 20 years. It is the highlight of our ...

  • Buy aluminum but beware

    I wrote back with my thoughts on the subject and decided to make a column out of it. I’m not a recognized expert on aluminum boats or, for that ...

  • Better than the good ole days

    Supper ran quite late, because this afternoon we made our first outing on the salty ocean to fish for cod. Recreational fishing has been ...