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Archive for August, 2011

The Reinheitsgebot, or the Bavarian Purity Law that Germans adhered to since 1497, when making beer, is a law that requires beer be made from only hops, water and barley, which gives it a classic taste that leaves any North American beer drinker dazed and enchanted with it’s pure, simple and clean taste.  The creaminess […]

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I wanted to give a bit of attention to the sad news about two of the Arturo Fuente Warehouses going up in flames a few days ago.. By the sounds of it, a lot of aged and aging tobacco was destroyed and it must be a terrible loss to the company which produces some of […]

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Cigars And The Blues

I’ve never been a big fan of cigar boxes used for musical instruments… Well there’s a great way to start a blog entry!!  Musical instruments sound pretty good if you spend enough money to buy one with any sort of quality so I see no reason to make something out of a cigar box just […]

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It comes every second year, doesn’t last too long and provides you with some of the best entertainment in the Pacific Northwest.. That is, if you are a fly fisher… The Pink Salmon are here again and with some of the simplest pink flies you can tie, like the ones in the picture I tied […]

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In Canada we have a club for Armed forces people and veterans that are located in every city and small center across the country… These are the places to go, drink very affordable alcohol, listen to music from another era and maybe dance a bit, buy tickets on the “Meat Draw”, and enjoy a cigar […]

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Montecristo’s Open Series Eagle is a cigar that I haven’t smoked as much as the Regata in the same family and it being the biggest brother in the series may lead you to believe that it is the one with all of the strength and power but not really so….. This cigar tends to be […]

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Here is a pic of yours truly fishing at a lake in central British Columbia called Decca Lake… At the time the picture was taken I had a green dragon fly on my sinking line and I’m pulling in about a five pound Lake trout… These fish will tear after a fly and hit it […]

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Any real guy worth his salt would never consider that the appearance of a hat that is worn out on an adventure in the wild would count for anything and I have to agree…. This old Filson has accompanied me on many a fishing outing and a part of me wonders why I would consider […]

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Montecristo Perla

All of the flavors of a Cuban Montecristo are present in this 42 ring gauge, 4 inch Perla ( factory name…the rest of us call it a Montecristo No 5 ) from Havana…  Summer, being finally on us, now affords us the opportunities to enjoy a cigar on the deck with a coffee after breakfast… […]

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Seeing  the slight amount of plume on my Montecristo Tubos lets me know that, although I won’t be smoking this cigar today, I know that my humidor that I have the Montes in is doing just fine… I can’t over-stress how important it is to monitor your digital hygrometer with due diligence and your efforts […]

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