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    Tempting summer steelhead with skated dries, flinging toads to silvery sabalos on Cuban flats, savouring oily Cubans with deserving amigos

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  1. Definitely a smok'em and enjoy poll. Totally agree. Prompted me to pull out a 2011 Monte A to fire up I had been hording. Of course not my absolute last one. 😅😅
  2. puromaniac

    get reel

    The very popular Islander Reel made in British Columbia. Versatile for fresh and saltwater.
  3. puromaniac

    get reel

    Reels are important tools of the angling trade. Many exceptionally fine reels are made locally that are especially fine, but get scant exposure for their craftsmanship. What talent do you know from your area that deserves a shout out? This is a Stamp River Reel made in Port Alberni British Columbia by master machinist Dan Holder that just sings when attached to a steelhead!
  4. Hard to fault Reynaldo's robustos but these PLPC TOS 17s I picked up in Havana in November are a joy.
  5. Lucky to be going to see Canada take on Russia in World Juniors tournament after I smoke this masterpiece of Hiroshi's.
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    FlyOver Canada simulated flight ride is literally in the same complex as the Pan Pacific. It is a great experience that has never disappointed anyone I have taken there, kids or adults. Chinatown is also a visual and sensual treat. Maybe 20 minute walk from the hotel. And no issue smoking a cigar on the way.
  7. Gluttony is such an inadequate word to describe the E2 I savoured today. The turkey was good, too!
  8. Bonnie. Bonnie. Bonnie Raitt.
  9. puromaniac

    Buying rum in Havana

    The other issue with carry on rum (in some airports, at least) is it will slow you down going through security, which can be a consideration depending on how tight your connecting flight is. Security may open the bag to inspect the receipt and weigh the rum to assess its specific gravity and authenticity, before taping it all up slowwwly and professionally. One more hassle you avoid by packing it. And if the receipt is NOT sealed inside the bag, it gets even better!
  10. Bob knocks on the door of Jim's house and Jim's Wife Pam opens the door dressed in a sexy kimono. She tells Bob that Jim in in the shower. Bob smiles and says to Pam, "I've always admired your boobs. If I gave you $300, would you give me a peak?" Pam hesitates a second, then opens her kimono, and Bob says thanks and hands her the $300. When she closes the door Jim was drying off and asked who was at the door. When Pam said it was Bob, Jim asks if he left the $300 he loaned him last week.
  11. It's been so hot I just saw two trees fighting over a dog.
  12. puromaniac

    cigars and fishing

    Just saying, cigars pair well with fishing. Good for getting into the mood, while enjoying the sport, and celebrating the catch (and usually, release).
  13. puromaniac

    Toy of the week: Lighter

    Bright...shiny...bright...shiny...functional to boot...but at this price easier than normal to look away.
  14. puromaniac

    Happy Victoria Day!

    Eh? No responses. Everyone must be stressed out by technical glitches at the 24:24. Thankfully I grabbed some El Príncipe yesterday before the troubles started and have been enjoying the holiday Monday with some good smokes. Go Canada
  15. Rob, you are a lover of fishing and water, and I advise you to pick up a copy of Wallace Nichols' book, Blue Mind. It has the best sub-title of all time: The surprising science that shows how being near, in, on, or under water can make you happier, healthier, more connected, and better at what you do: http://wallacejnichols.org/122/bluemind.html It is akin to the rapidly growing pursuit of "nature therapy." One of my favorite pastimes. Basically, time spent in nature or around water "frees you from the tyranny of the pre-frontal cortex," the part of our brain that houses our exhausting executive functions (like how much time I need to spend in the warehouse and what I need to review and post, etc.). Simply put, the sights, sounds and smells of nature allow other parts of our brains to start working, ones associated with wonder, empathy, and pleasure, lowering stress, heart rate, and improving general well-being. Similar to the benefits provided by yoga and mindful meditation.

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