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

  • Sleeping with coyotes

    A while back, I dared say that coyotes were not solely responsible for the woodland caribou decline on the island portion of Newfoundland and ...

  • Seatrout: an international celebrity

    I haven’t written much about fishing in a while. Relatively speaking, it’s been a bit of a cold and snowy winter — not as harsh as winters I ...

  • Beat winter blues with ground moose

    My, how the time flies — a cliché, yes, but oh so true.I wish there was some way I could slow the hour hand and calendar. If only days could drag ...

  • Listen to the pain

    I was once a staunch advocate of manning up and getting things done. You’re shovelling snow and your back hurts a bit? Ignore the pain and dig in ...

  • Keep your feet warm and dry

    I hate having cold feet. I’m not talking about my feet being chilled a wee bit from a draft while watching TV in the family room. When that’s the ...

  • Thoughts on the George River caribou herd

    Last week, I related to you a story of winter camping from my own personal experience. I received a few emails from people asking gear and ...

  • Winter camping — without cold feet

    Finally we are having a real, honest-to-goodness, snowy and cold winter. The mercury at my cabin dropped to -18 C two weekends ago. I went ...

  • This one’s dedicated to Gordon

    I’m compelled from within to write this week about trouting. By the time this piece goes to press, we’ll be nigh on the opening of angling season ...

  • A bad day in the woods

    There’s no bad weather, only bad gear. Those are words dear to my heart and I repeat them often. If you appreciate your time in the woods, and ...

  • A funny thing happened on the way to Heart’s Delight

    The Christmas season is over and some of us may be feeling just a tad bit down in the doldrums.Warm summer evenings are a long ways off, and the ...