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About puromaniac

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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. Nice. Just finishing a Lusi from our hosts to celebrate. Sorry no photo, you all know what it looks like. Happy Canada Day.
  2. And Cuban bones, AKA, macabi. At times elusive. Other times oblivious. Always spectacular. Toughest part of it all was keeping my Regio from screwing up the video. Close_encounter_Cuban_bones.MP4
  3. Maybe not the greatest fighter on the flats but darn tasty. A Pargo snapper.
  4. San Cristobal de la Fuerza TOS Dic 15 just out of this world. And Renaldo's robustos, I lack sufficient adjectives. Sadly, my last box of vanishing Upmann PCs (TOS Nov 16) a little inconsistent.
  5. It is sad. www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/04/19/business/economy-business/shortages-hit-cuba-raising-fears-new-economic-crisis/ Many friends in Cuba, some heavily invested in the tourism industry.
  6. 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. 😅😅
  7. puromaniac

    get reel

    The very popular Islander Reel made in British Columbia. Versatile for fresh and saltwater.
  8. 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!
  9. Hard to fault Reynaldo's robustos but these PLPC TOS 17s I picked up in Havana in November are a joy.
  10. Lucky to be going to see Canada take on Russia in World Juniors tournament after I smoke this masterpiece of Hiroshi's.
  11. 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.
  12. Gluttony is such an inadequate word to describe the E2 I savoured today. The turkey was good, too!
  13. 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!
  14. 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.

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