Cigars and Whiskey question....

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  1. james.jimenez

    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

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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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    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

    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

    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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    Michael v.d.Bogert Active Member

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    Hey they didn't change your name...lol
     
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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

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

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    Glenrothes single malt scotch! Awesome stuff.

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

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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!
     
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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.

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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Does he fish good and does he fly fish.