Cigars and Whiskey question....

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by james.jimenez, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. james.jimenez Active Member

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    I have been fly fishing for a few years now and almost everyone I have fly fished with carries cigars and some sort of yummy drink with them... So I have a question for everyone.. Should I pick up one of the habits, both habits, or just leave it be.. I have watched "A River Runs Through It", every "Hank Patterson" video, and every fly fishing video on "youtube", so I figure its time for the next step in my fly fishing adventure/career...

    So ladies and gentleman.. If I should pick up one or both of these habits which drink and which brand of cigars will get me the most river cred?? What is your drink and smoke of choice??
  2. Theron Active Member

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    Four Roses Single Barrel and Gran Habano Connecticut #1. Lagavulin 16 year old single malt Scotch will also work quite nicely.
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  3. Olive bugger Active Member

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    Cigars will stunt your growth and your car will smell bad.

    Now a good scotch in a hip flask.....That is a different story.:)
  4. Michael v.d.Bogert Active Member

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    +1 for Charlie about cigars but a Bushmills Single Malt 16 years old Irish Whiskey after a nice fishing trip..
  5. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I never acquired a taste for Scotch. When I had it it was the cheap shit. But I do have some Elijah Craig Bourbon, 18 years old. Smooooooooth whiskey. A Christmas present two years ago. I must of toned down my drinking.

    As for cigars. I quit smoking over 22 years ago. I get the taste of tobacco in my mouth and I might take it up again. No thanks on Cigars.
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  6. Michael v.d.Bogert Active Member

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    Hey they didn't change your
  7. Olive bugger Active Member

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    Bourbon should work in a pinch.

    Never did get the handle on cigars, or a pipe.
    Gave up on cigarettes in 1970.
  8. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    You could be contrary and fill your flask with chocolate milk. :eek: Only downside to this is you would attract young kids and its a tad harder to clean the flask of milk vs a fine blended whisky.
  9. FinLuver Active Member

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  10. Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Another vote for Pendleton.
  11. Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    Glenrothes single malt scotch! Awesome stuff.

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  12. Olive bugger Active Member

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    I like to fish with Johnnie Walker and his Black Label outfit.
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  13. Mike Garritson Member

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    Cigars…for fly fishing, I recommend something fat, as it'll spend a lot of time in your teeth while fishing. You'll end up chewing thru anything small pretty quick. I prefer a good maduro wrap…more flavor. Scotch…anything twelve years old is going to taste pretty good. I don't recommend an "Islay" scotch for a beginning scotch drinker, as it's got a strong, unique flavor. Jameson irish whiskey is always good too. And, don't leave out the bourbon. Pendleton, Knob Creek, Bulleit, etc., all good. Have fun!
  14. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I've been Old Man for many years now. I used my real name for a while, but then nobody knew who I was. Old Man fits me better.

    I go by OM, OMJ, Old Man Jim. Or several different names not printable on the internet.

    My Avatar is a self portrait.
  15. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Does he fish good and does he fly fish.
  16. 2506 Member

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    I've got more Crown Royal bags than I know what to do with, but I keep buying the stuff. I switched from ceegars to a pipe a while back, doesn't stink as much.
  17. Rob Hardman Active Member

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    I wouldn't spend too much on the whiskey/bourbon/scotch for two reasons:
    1. High end stuff never tastes as good as it should when you drink it from a flask instead of a glass.
    2. Cheap stuff always tastes much better than it should when you drink it on the river.
    Evan Williams, George Dickel, Early Times are all good cheap browns.
  18. Peyton00 Active Member

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    You seem way to smart to take up smoking.

    Jameson 12yr reserve
    Bushmills black
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  19. constructeur Active Member

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    My .02 is scotch in moderation, and light beer if you're on the sticks of the boat.

    In regards to smoking, depending on how hardy your plumbing is, you may get to acquaint yourself with a urologist and his cystoscope if you develop any issues in your bladder in years to come. This tool, on a regular basis, is what will be going up the business end of your veinersnitzel for him to take care of whatever you develop(the part with white bands). Anyhow, it's your life, and your roll of the dice. Some guys smoke for years with no issues.

  20. PT Physhicist

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    If you don't currently drink and smoke, why would you want to start? No high horse here, just asking. We get one shot at life and a finite amount of money.
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