James Smedley

James Smedley

 

 

James Smedley, James Smedley Outdoors

Professional photographer and writer James Smedley’s contributions - more than 400 written pieces and close to 1,000 images -  to U.S. and Canadian books, magazines and newspapers have earned him over 40 National and International awards. In addition to teaching photography workshops, James is Travel Editor at Ontario OUT OF DOORS Magazine. James has fly fished for brook trout and arctic grayling in far northern rivers and continues to cast for trout, bass and steelhead near his home in the northern Ontario town of Wawa where he lives with his wife Francine and daughters Islay and Lillian.

 

Visit James at www.jamessmedleyoutdoors.com

19/01/2016
Published in Northeastern Ontario
Stepping out under a clear night sky alive with the northern lights is not easily forgotten. Shimmering bands of green, white, and pinkish red dancing in the Northeastern Ontario sky is a rare and unpredictable occurrence. Those who have tried to photograph the phenomena know that it’s not simply a matter of pulling out the point-and-shoot and firing off a few snapshots. The northern lights, or aurora borealis, are a magical natural phenomenon. Light reflecting…
11/01/2016
Published in Fishing
Dick Mansfield is one of those exceptional lodge owners who actually fishes.  In fact, Dick and his son Troy guide practically all of their ice fishing clients. Mansfield’s home sits amidst a cluster of cabins along the shore of Abram Lake, just outside of Sioux Lookout, and serves as a base of operations for Winoga Lodge’s  winter guests. Gord Ellis and I arrived last night and this morning we’re joined by friend and Sioux Lookout…
26/11/2015
Published in Fishing
My anticipation of another thick walleye mingles with the warm sunlight that plays off the golden sheen of the cedarstrip boat. We're bobbing off a wooded island. My daughters are fishing and clowning up at the bow. My wife Francine jigs in front of me, completing the scene of contentment that comes when family and fishing unite in wilderness solitude. A few days ago we boarded a de Havilland Otter. With faces glued to the…
24/04/2015
Published in Northeastern Ontario
Over the last few seasons, the spoons and spinners of my trout box have been sharing their quarters with an increasing number of minnow baits. Rooting through my bass and walleye gear is becoming regular procedure before sliding the canoe into the inland lakes that Northeastern Ontario brook trout call home. I'm looking for small, slender minnow baits, particularly those that suspend. Traditional trout favourites are still in rotation but small suspending jerk baits are…
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