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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  • 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. ...

  • A Pontiac and rubber boots

    I got tons of feedback on that one. I ended up doing a telephone interview with Jamie Baker on CBC’s “Fisheries Broadcast.” They typically talk ...

  • Renaissance fly fishing

    I suppose I spent more than a reasonable share of time doing physics problems and figuring out stuff with numbers and equations.Nowadays, I’m ...

  • Camping, then and now

    The typical camping demographic has metamorphosed into an almost unrecognizable recreational phenomenon. I shudder, question, and wonder when I ...