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

  • Always Carry an Axe

    Other commandments speak of matches, long johns and other stuff appropriate to the season. But Dad put his axe above all else. And although I ...

  • Embrace winter, embrace koselig

    Not only that, but they have words that specifically refer to winter cosiness and contentment. There is no direct English translation for ...

  • How to catch a salmon: part 1

    Many years ago, when my daughters were tiny and we had a travel trailer, I would salmon fish in the mornings while on family vacation. I’ve ...

  • Decisions, decisions

    There is so much to do. Sometimes it’s difficult to choose, as peak times for activities one might like to do often peak at the very same time. ...

  • Appreciate those apples

    If you are into rabbit hunting, the green woods is fantastic. And zero snow is most convenient for visiting with friends and family. But I still ...

  • No batteries required

    I’m sorry for so much snowshoe talk, but I love the things so bloody much. They have a place in my heart that’s jammed between fly rods and lever ...

  • Snowshoes for Christmas

    I’ll begin this week by trying to help my readers with their decisions on outdoor-oriented gifts. This time of year I get quite a few emails and ...

  • A victory for wild salmon

    As most of you know, I’m against salmon farming in sea cages in the open ocean. There’s just too much evidence telling us that it is a threat to ...

  • A Sunday with no Sunday dinner

    This itinerary was most rigid, I think, during the kids-at-home years. I’ve always believed that a person needs at least one day out of the week ...

  • A better way to farm salmon

    It is about a land-based fish farm on Vancouver Island where Atlantic salmon are being raised commercially in a totally contained environment, ...