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 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. ...

  • 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 ...