Cigars and fly fishing … just the thought brings a rush of wonderful memories relaxing stream side, gazing into the calm waters just waiting for a nibble. And nothing beats a flavorful, small cigar that’s perfect for you to enjoy in short spurts.
If you enjoy fly fishing alone, then by all means, pack cigars just for yourself. But remember, if you are fishing with friends, it’s usually considered good manners to bring along enough cigars to share with your company. If they do the same, you may be able to enjoy some additional flavors that you wouldn’t normally smoke, and perhaps discover a new Avanti favorite.
Many avid fly fishermen have developed a special ritual involving the lighting of the first cigar during any fishing trip. For these sportsmen and leisurists, the first catch and release of the day signifies the cause for celebration by lighting the first smoke. Some even believe that this ritual casts luck for a long day of successful fishing. These rituals have often evolved into traditions and a long history of fathers and sons enjoying great Avanti cigars and quality time on the water.
However, if you’re one of many who choose not to wait for a catch before lighting up, chances are you may be wondering the best way to handle that lit cigar when the first bite does come. There are several devices available on the market to help, and many varieties of cigar clips to hold that smoke while you’re reeling in the catch of the day.
Another reason that many fishermen choose to smoke affordable small cigars while on or near the water is that there is always the risk that the cigar may end up falling and floating away. This is why choosing a cigar in the perfect price range that still has great flavor is so important. And, of course, Avanti aims to please. Offering a huge variety of flavors including our chocolate and coffee infused Estilo, the bourbon infused Ramrod, and the traditional Avanti, we’re proud to be an integral part of creating some of your fondest fishing memories.
Do you have any fond memories smoking Avant cigars while fly fishing with family and friends? Please share your stories in the comments below!