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

  • Paul Smith: Stirred up about salmon

    We were headed to the cabin on foot for a cook-up, and considering it’s about a five-kilometre, mostly uphill walk, any reduction in energy ...

  • Paul Smith: A good day to hone an axe

    Normally, or typically, I’d be happy about the stormy weather. I’d be figuring on a powdery hike to my cabin. But the snow was predicted, ...

  • Paul Smith gives a trout primer

    Once, I walked to my cabin on snowshoes and had my fill of crisp, freezing-cold air. It was wonderful, but didn’t last. It’s been mild now for ...

  • Paul Smith on fishing derby controversy: Stop killing kelts

    The event is held on Dildo Pond and there’s around $30,000 in prizes up for grabs. This is very serious stuff. My understanding is that DNA ...

  • Meandering through winter

    Our Avalon weather continues its chaotic wild swings from freezing guns to T-shirt afternoons. One day folks are jogging wearing shorts, and the ...

  • Something to cling to

    As I write this, there’s a snowstorm brewing outside while I work at my computer. It looks like it might be our heaviest snowfall to date, with ...

  • 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. ...