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    Spending time between a peninsula in the north and one in the south.
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    Mountain biking, offshore fishing, bird hunting, and golfing.

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  1. Always have a stogie while I'm fishing.
  2. Sure....blame it on the nicotine 😄 I like cheap cigars on the course. Usually a couple a round. My go too is Rocky Patel vintage seconds. Less than $4 each. Don't know how many times I've left one and realized it a few hundred yards later....nope, not walking all the way back there unless I just lit it. Or step on it....yeah that happens too 😏 So cheap it is half of the time for me.
  3. I use only circle hooks offshore here in SE Florida. I've not noticed any additional loss of fish compared to J hooks I use to use many years ago. The thing about circle hooks is you don't "set the hook" like a J hook. If you do, you'll pull it right out of the fish's mouth. Instead you just reel. That's right, just reel up tight to the fish and keep reeling. You want the hook sliding to the corner of the mouth where the point will grab and fight away. The whole point of circle hooks is to keep from gut hooking the fish. Started in the billfish tournament so the fish could be released unharmed. I've only had a few out of hundreds of fish gut hooked with the circle. And that includes bottom fishing for snapper and grouper along with trolling for sails and dolphin.
  4. I'll make the treacherous drive down I-95 to join you gents for the afternoon. Count me in. Brett
  5. I've smoked cigars in all my trucks and my wife's SUVs. On my bird hunting trips, my buddy and I smoke a couple cigars a day in it travelling to our spots. If you sat in my truck, you'd never know I smoke in it. Here is the key, leave all the windows cracked an inch or so when you park it(at night too). If its sunny out, the closed windows will bake the smell in. Vented windows allow the smoke smell to dissipate. And ash out the windows....no portable ashtrays in the vehicle.
  6. From being the projected landing spot a few days ago in Jupiter to looking like it'll skirt past us.....keeping my fingers crossed.
  7. Sending the happiest of birthday wishes to you, Di! Brett
  8. Been there, done that. Daughters each had one when they were young teenagers. Let me say this, I appreciated that they only live a few years lol. The oldest had a couple ferrets after college. Let me say this.....I wish the ferrets lifespan was as short as the rats.
  9. Lately is been Partagas shorts and BBF for me. Just depends on how much time I've got to enjoy one.
  10. I'll usually smoke a couple cigars during a round. But like many others, I dont typically smoke my better ones due to the wind and laying them down often. I most often smoke NCs for that reason. Along with the fact they have wrappers, which keep them in better shape prior to lighting. As far as choice, I usually enjoy a Fuente anejo or Ashton aged Maduro on the front nine, then a Nub on the back.
  11. Nice draw and smoke until halfway. Then bitter harshness took over and I tossed the last third. SOM Feb 17.....won't revisit for another year.
  12. Let me ask a question I've not seen asked. I've got a small closet humidor that is 2' x 3' x 14' tall. Aside from the RH issue, is it recommended to circulate the air? I'm in Florida and the humidifier fan only kicks on sporadically due to our higher humidity. I'll open it every few days and a gallon of water in the humidifier lasts a couple months. So not a lot of air movement. I've got a small computer fan I'm thinking of leaving on 24/7 or on a timer. What are your thoughts on the additional air movement?
  13. Looks like Captain and I may be teaming up as we found out we are neighbors Backbone, what part of south Florida? I'm up in north Palm Beach Co.

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