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

  • A crazy world

    The end of 2012 is drawing near. This is the last Saturday before Christmas and people are running about trying to finish off their last-minute ...

  • A crazy world

    The end of 2012 is drawing near. This is the last Saturday before Christmas and people are running about trying to finish off their last-minute ...

  • Time for base layers

    It’s getting colder as each week passes. I’ve kept quite in tune with water temperatures this autumn. Two-handed spey is a challenge that I’ve ...

  • Fair or foul?

    Rabbit snaring is a long-standing tradition in Newfoundland and Labrador. For many decades, the snowshoe hare has provided sustenance, recreation ...

  • Putting Damascus steel to the test

    I love knives. This might be one of the most politically incorrect statements I’ve ever made — if taken by readers the wrong way. Let me explain ...

  • Snow’s a blessing

    There’s no snow just yet, at least not here on the Avalon, although I did see a few fluffy white flakes blowing in the wind early one recent ...

  • Life with Barney

    I had a dog once named Barney. He was one of those beagles who loved nothing more in life than chasing rabbits. Although he slept in the house ...

  • Muzzleloader moose

    Two weeks ago I wrote about black powder and some associated history. In recent years, muzzleloading and black powder have made a bit of a ...

  • Salmon may swim again in Rennie’s River

    Last week I wrote about black powder and muzzleloading rifles. I planned to continue with Part II this week, and tell you all about my very first ...

  • Black powder — now and then

    A few weeks back, I talked about muzzleloading, black powder, and the famous Kentucky long rifle. I mentioned at the time that I was dabbling in ...