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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Arctic melting: definitely not a good thing

    The data is pretty much in and we are certain that salmon returns for 2012 were way down from the previous two years, 2011 and 2010. That’s no ...