Ever been streamside wishing you had a cigar to celebrate a great day of fishing or after landing the biggest ‘bow of your life? Unless you are fishing in a metro area, finding a fresh, premium hand rolled cigar can be a challenge…until now. General Cigar Co. Inc., the largest manufacturer of premium hand rolled cigars in the US, has recently introduced a line of cigars in foil packaging that keeps the cigars humidor fresh without the need for a humidor which is perfect for the fisherman or woman.
With choices ranging from Macanudo, the #1 selling cigar in the US, or other legendary brands such as Punch, Partagas or Hoyo de Monterrey, these cigars have a shelf life of 2 years (mine don't usually last that long, but I've been know to leave a cigar in a vest from time to time). Thanks to the revolutionary packaging, fly fishers always have fresh hand rolled cigars no matter where they are. Whether you store them in your glove box, tackle bag, or wading vest pocket, fresh cigars are always at hand.
If a traditional cellophane wrapped cigar falls out of your pocket into the water, you are likely left with a wet mass, unless, of course, you have the quick strike reactions of a trout on well-placed terrestrial. Fortunately, that is no longer an issue as the nature of the foil packaging is such that it keeps moisture from escaping or entering. The cigar stays in perfect smoking condition for when the time is right to light it up.