Scott Earl Smith

Welcome to Scott Earl Smith Outdoors!


Scott Earl Smith is an outdoor writer and photographer living in Thunder Bay Ontario. While the majority of his writing focuses on the outdoors, Scott has written on several other topics, including policing, carpentry and Christianity.

Scott was first published in 1991 in Fly Fisher magazine and since then his work has appeared in most fly fishing publications in North America and many general outdoor magazines. These credits include popular periodicals like American Angler, Fly Rod and Reel, Eastern Fly Fishing, The New Fly Fisher, Fly Fusion, Canoe and Kayak, OnTarget, Fly Fish America, Ontario Out-of-Doors, and The Outdoors Guide.

Scott is the author of the popular book, Ontario Blue-Ribbon Fly Fishing Guide (published by Frank Amato Publications in Portland Oregon). This book, now sold out, guides readers to the best fly fishing in Ontario and features almost 100 of Scott’s spectacular outdoor photos.

Big game hunting is also a passion that Scott shares with many of his readers. As a retired police officer and former commander of a SWAT team, Scott brings this knowledge and shooting skills to his latest writing endeavours. He is an avid and skilled long-range shooter, and enjoys hunting moose, white-tailed deer and timber wolf near his home in Thunder Bay Ontario. Scott has successfully guided moose hunters in the far north of Ontario on several occasions.
  Scott is also a renowned fishing guide having guided many fly anglers on the famous Nipigon River, the largest tributary of Lake Superior. He has traveled extensively throughout the far north of Ontario guiding outdoor enthusiasts to some of the best remote fishing and hunting on the continent.

Scott is a devoted family man with strong Christian values and these convictions are evident in his writing.

Scott’s fly fishing techniques and reputation as a guide and conservationist have been featured in various books, including Great Lakes Steelhead, and Streamers, by Bob Linsenman; Fly Fishing for Great Lakes Steelhead by Rick Kustich; Steelhead Dreams by Matt Supinski, as well as in Matt’s latest book Selectivity; and in Fly Fishing the Inland Oceans by Jerry Darkes.

Additionally Scott has appeared on various fishing television shows including two episodes of The New Fly Fisher.
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