Tomorrow morning will be early, cool and probably windy out on the boat outside of Vancouver, where crab traps will be dropped and then trolling for salmon will be next on the agenda. I’ll drop by the “Seastar”, moored by the Bayshore, where Preston the captain, will take us out for a morning of sports fishing.
There are a lot of different guys that offer fishing expeditions for a fair price and a lot of action but Preston Steele is probably the guy that they all call when they want to find out where the action is on the water. Over the years, we’ve eaten a lot of Dungeness crab that Preston has caught and no one knows more than him on how to get them and prepare them for a real tasty meal. His boat is comfortable and very seaworthy, fast and agile in the water. Why would you call anyone else in this area?
As I think about what I’ll wear for tomorrow’s action, my mind also thinks about what cigar to take along. There’s no point in taking along a large expensive Cuban cigar since there’ll be wind and wind is a quality cigar’s greatest enemy. The burn is always uneven and then the cigar takes on a whole new flavor, which is always bitter and unpleasant.
The perfect cigar, or cigars, for a morning in the wind will be the Cohiba mini. This tiny cigar has an incredible taste for something so small. They’re really quite tiny and if you can get more than 12 minutes of smoking time out of one, I’d be very surprised. There are a lot of larger ring gauge Cuban cigars out there that have more power and strength which makes this little cigar a real surprise in that the richness of the smoke has a quality that makes it very easy to believe that it comes from Cohiba.